Packers 53-man roster prediction before training camp: Who misses out?

  • Predicting the Packers' 53-man roster ahead of training camp
  • Rashan Gary and Eric Stokes begin on PUP list
  • Five wide receivers, six safeties

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Running back (3)

Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Tyler Goodson

We know the Packers' top two. Last year, they only kept Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon on their initial 53 before promoting Patrick Taylor to the roster for the regular season. They may take a similar approach.

If we assume they keep three running backs, the competition is between Taylor, Tyler Goodson, and rookie Lew Nichols III. Goodson stood out during the offseason workout program. If the Packers are confident in his pass protection, he should win the job.

Wide receiver (5)

Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, Samori Toure, Dontayvion Wicks

It seems unlikely any of this group misses out on a roster spot. Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Jayden Reed are locks. Samori Toure has earned praise from just about every Packers coach. Dontayvion Wicks was a Day 3 pick with potential.

The top question is whether another receiver can force their way onto the roster. Malik Heath earned first-team reps during the offseason, while Grant DuBose was a seventh-round draft pick. It's up to them to play well enough to make the Packers keep a sixth receiver. An ability to play special teams could make the difference.

Heath is a player to watch at training camp, but for now, keeping five receivers seems the most likely outcome.