Green Bay Packers: Predicting the Offensive Depth Chart


The Green Bay Packers reported to camp exactly one week ago, and will be hosting family night this Saturday at 6:25 P.M. With Green Bay not practicing today, Lombardi Ave wanted to try and predict the Green Bay depth chart from what we’ve seen so far in training camp. Many teams around the NFL are releasing their depth charts and although the Green Bay Packers are not one of them, Lombardi Ave wanted to have some fun while the Packers are not practicing today and give it our best shot while proving some commentary along the way.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) works out during Rookie Orientation Camp and Organized Team Activities. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Scott Tolzien
3. Brett Hundley
4. Matt Blanchard

*Tolzien seems to be locked into the #2 spot so the battle is between Hundley and Blanchard for the #3 spot right now. The Packers will likely keep three quarterbacks this season. The battle between Hundley and Blanchard seems to be very close but we give a slight edge to Hundley right now.

Running Back

1. Eddie Lacy
2. James Starks
3. Rajion Neal
4. John Crockett
5. Alonzo Harris

*Lacy and Starks have secured the #1 and #2 spot while the third through fifth spots have yet to be determined. Neal and Harris have been practicing everyday while Crockett has not participated in camp yet after spraining his ankle in June. Mike McCarthy hinted yesterday that Crockett is hurting his chances by not getting the reps Neal and Harris are. The Packers will probably keep three backs for the season.

Full Back

1. John Kuhn
2. Aaron Ripkowski
Sep 14, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners fullback Aaron Ripkowski (48) makes a catch before the game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Oklahoma won 51-20. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

* Kuhn returns after a pro bowl season while Ripkowski is a kid the Packers have high hopes for. Ripkowski was a sixth round pick out of Oklahoma this past year and could be a big asset to the team long term learning under Kuhn.

Wide Receiver

1. Jordy Nelson
2. Randall Cobb
3. Davante Adams
4. Ty Montgomery
5. Jeff Janis
6. Jared Abbrederis

*Not your traditional depth chart look at wide receiver as you will usually see a right and left side depth chart at the position. Montgomery at the #4 position has been making some noise in training camp with his versatility, and there has even been talk that Davante Adams has not been showing much. Although Adams has the three spot secured in our eyes it is something to keep in mind. The battle between Janis and Abbrederis is solely determined right now by Abbrederis not being on the field after suffering a concussion.

Tight End

1. Richard Rodgers
2. Andrew Quarless
3. Justin Perillo
4. Kennard Backman

*Rodgers has been impressing early in training camp so far while Quarless just returned Monday after dealing with the death of his daughter who died during birth. Although we feel for Quarless and the tragedy he is going through right now we give the edge to Rodgers right now who looks to be on the verge of a breakout season. Perillo was on the team in 2014 while Backman was drafted in 2015.

Offensive Line

(1st String)
Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang (70). Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
LT David Bakhtiari
LG Josh Sitton
C Corey Linsley
RG T.J. Lang
RT Bryan Bulaga

* No surprises here, as one of the better offensive lines in the NFL will be back together again. Sitton returns after a pro bowl season, and Lang returns after being snubbed from a pro bowl bid last season. Linsley will look to develop even more in his second season after he started all 16 games as a rookie last season. Bulaga was signed for five years this off-season while it was reported that Bakhtiari put on around 10 pounds of muscle this off-season.

(2nd String)

LT Jeremy Vujnovich
LG Garth Gerhart
C JC Tretter
RG Lane Taylor
RT Don Barclay

* Barclay re-signed with the team after tearing his ACL last season and missing 2014. He started 14 games in 2013 and is the guy they will use to fill in almost anywhere if a starter gets hurt. JC Tretter is also somebody who brings versatility to play any position and has been impressing in camp.

Jan 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby (2) kicks a field goal during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Mason Crosby

Although this is just speculation from what we have taken in so far this season, it is just a fun measure to keep tabs on where the Packers are at offensively. We will be sure to continue this throughout the next couple days looking at the defensive side of the ball as well as special teams.

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