Packers 53-man roster predictions without Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark
Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Defensive line (5)

Kenny Clark, Kingsley Keke, T.J. Slaton, Dean Lowry, Tyler Lancaster

Fans might not be too thrilled to see mostly the same defensive line return in 2021. It’s been another offseason with a lack on investment at this position for the Packers, outside of drafting T.J. Slaton in the fifth round.

But while the Packers should consider signing a free-agent defensive tackle this summer, they can still improve even without another addition.

Kingsley Keke had two double-sack games in 2020. He’s a talented player but just needs to find some more consistency. The arrival of Slaton will also help.

Linebackers (9)

Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, Rashan Gary, Jonathan Garvin, Randy Ramsey, De’Vondre Campbell, Krys Barnes, Kamal Martin, Ty Summers

Green Bay keeps five pass rushers and there aren’t many surprises here. The Smith Bros. and Rashan Gary will be the top three who dominate the snaps, but Jonathan Garvin could also get an opportunity this year. With the Smith Bros. both not practicing earlier this week, Garvin lined up next to Gary.

New-signing De’Vondre Campbell should be the favorite to start at inside linebacker from Day 1. He’s been a starter for both the Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals and can step into that role immediately.

Second-year players Krys Barnes and Kamal Martin will have roles to play, while Ty Summers is a key special teams player. Sixth-round pick Isaiah McDuffie misses out but would be a candidate for the practice squad.