One Packers player on the roster bubble at each position

  • Packers face uncertainty at backup quarterback
  • Several draft picks not guaranteed to make roster
  • Could a free-agent addition miss out?
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Running back: Lew Nichols III

Another draft pick in danger of missing the Packers' 53-man roster is running back Lew Nichols III.

The Packers need their third running back to hold up in pass protection and contribute on special teams. It's why Patrick Taylor has stuck around in recent years.

Nichols didn't make much of an impact in the offseason program, with second-year Tyler Goodson standing out on the practice field. The Packers didn't keep a third running back on their initial 53-man roster last year.

If they do opt for three backs this time, Nichols needs to step up to overtake Taylor and Goodson on the depth chart.

Wide receiver: Grant DuBose

It's a similar story for another Day 3 draft pick, Grant DuBose.

Injury cost DuBose all of the organized team activities and minicamp. His loss was Malik Heath's gain, the undrafted rookie making play after play throughout the spring. Heath impressed the Packers enough to earn first-team reps.

DuBose has it all to do in the coming weeks. He needs to outperform the other receivers on the roster bubble just to have a shot. First, he needs to catch up on the valuable reps he lost.

The Packers may only keep five receivers, effectively ruling out a spot for DuBose on the 53. He needs to make up for lost time at training camp to show the Packers why he deserves a spot.