2. Grant DuBose
Rookie Grant DuBose could get his first preseason opportunity on Saturday night. He needs to make up for lost time, having missed the entire offseason workout program and the start of training camp due to injury.
In his absence, undrafted rookie Malik Heath has been impressive, making a case for a roster spot.
DuBose couldn't afford to make a slow start after his return from injury, and he hasn't. The seventh-round rookie has already received praise from head coach Matt LaFleur, which is encouraging, having missed so much time.
The Packers' top five are set at wide receiver: Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, Samori Toure, and Dontayvion Wicks. DuBose is competing with Heath and Bo Melton for the WR6 spot, should the Packers keep that many on the roster.
Working in his favor is that the Packers drafted him. But that will only get him so far. DuBose has made a solid start on the practice field since returning from injury. If he can back it up with a good performance against the Patriots this week, it will help his chances of making the 53-man roster dramatically.
It's a huge game for DuBose, who can take a giant step closer to a roster spot.