7 important takeaways from Packers 53-man roster

What did we learn from the Packers' final 53-man roster?
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2. Packers need another tight end

The Packers haven't panicked after losing Tyler Davis for the season, but they do need to add another tight end to the room. There could be a few opportunities as talented tight ends become available around the league during roster cutdowns. The attention turns to whether Green Bay puts in any waiver claims.

Three tight ends made the Packers' initial 53-man roster: Luke Musgrave, Josiah Deguara, and Tucker Kraft.

Musgrave and Kraft are rookies. They will play a significant role, but adding a veteran to the mix would help. Deguara's versatility allows him to play the fullback role in Matt LaFleur's offense, but it will be interesting to see whether that changes following Davis' injury.

1. Three undrafted rookies make Packers roster

The Packers love to give opportunities to undrafted rookies, and that trend continues this season.

Running back Emanuel Wilson, wide receiver Malik Heath, and edge rusher Brenton Cox Jr. all made the 53-man roster, and well deserved.

While Patrick Taylor was the safer option at running back due to his pass protection and special teams play, Wilson's preseason performances were too impressive to ignore. Against all odds, Wilson becomes the new RB3 in Green Bay.

In three preseason games, Wilson rushed for 223 yards and two touchdowns at 5.9 yards per carry.

Heath started to steal the headlines during OTAs, and he kept making play after play throughout training camp and the preseason. Cox also impressed. Despite the Packers' pass-rush depth, Cox gave the Packers no choice but to find room for him on the 53-man roster.

All three players deserve their spot, and it's great to see the Packers keeping them on the roster.

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