2. Lew Nichols III
Winning a roster spot was always going to be a challenge for any rookie running back. The Packers likely only have one opening on the roster, as Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon will dominate the snaps at the position.
For seventh-round draft choice Lew Nichols III, it means outperforming Patrick Taylor and Tyler Goodson at training camp. Nichols suffered a shoulder injury last week, keeping him out of the past few practices. However, even before then, Nichols hadn't generated much buzz at training camp.
Paul Bretl of Packers Wire has Nichols missing out on a roster spot in his latest predictions.
"And although he's looked good as a ball carrier, drops have been an issue," writes Bretl.
Second-year Tyler Goodson has regularly made big plays on offense, and the Packers have used him in various roles. Patrick Taylor remains a key player on special teams, increasing his chances of making the roster.
Goodson has been the Packers' standout running back on offense. Taylor is the best on special teams. Nichols hasn't made a significant contribution in either role, and that could hurt his chances of landing a roster spot.
Hopefully, he returns from injury in time for the preseason, which begins on Friday.