3 weakest position groups on Packers roster in 2023

Which position groups are the weakest in Green Bay in 2023?
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The Green Bay Packers have one of the youngest rosters in the NFL, but that doesn't exactly make it bad. In fact, I think quite the opposite. This young Packers roster looks ready to rally around being the first group in the post-Aaron Rodgers era, and we saw some good stuff from them throughout the preseason.

But someone has to be the "worst", and by "someone", we, of course, mean different position groups on the team.

Some of these position groups could also be classified as the most "unproven" but the Packers definitely have strengths (running back, edge, defensive line) on the roster to mask some arguable weaknesses.

We're going to dissect the three "weakest" areas of the team.

3 weakest positions on Green Bay Packers 2023 roster

Honorable mention: Specialists

The Packers are putting trust in young specialists. Anders Carlson -- a rookie -- is the team's kicker. He's extremely talented, but how talented you are doesn't matter when you have to make a field goal to win a 9-9 game in December at Lambeau Field in sub-zero temperatures. The jury is very much out.

Punter Daniel Whelan has never kicked in the NFL before. The Packers really need these two to come through for them because the kicking game can often be the difference in one-score games.

3. Safety

The Green Bay Packers undoubtedly have one of the more talented defenses in the NFL, but the safety position might be the weakest area of the unit overall. Back in May, the fearless leader of Lombardi Ave -- Freddie Boston -- wrote this on the safety position:

"While the Packers have depth at safety, it's not the most exciting group. They will miss Adrian Amos, who it seems the team has moved on from. Green Bay needs to figure out who starts next to Darnell Savage and which safeties make the initial 53-man roster this summer."

Freddie Boston

According to the unofficial first depth chart, it looks like it will be Rudy Ford starting next to Darnell Savage after playing in all 17 games last year and starting six (with three interceptions).

Will this end up being an issue throughout the season? It doesn't seem like it, especially if Darnell Savage can find a way to have a bounce-back season.