6 Packers candidates to be cut going into the summer

Which position battles might heat up more than others?
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Sean Clifford, QB

The Packers might have ... a quarterback controversy?

Jordan Love's job is obviously safe, but the backup role is going to be one to watch this summer. The Packers somehow landed Tulane's Michael Pratt in the seventh round of this year's draft. There were several outlets and experts who had mocked Pratt in the fourth or fifth round. He was viewed as a developmental guy that might be able to morph into a starter within a few years.

Yet, he fell to the seventh, which was tremendous value for Green Bay. Sean Clifford cost a higher pick in last year's draft (fifth round) but why would the Packers draft another quarterback if they weren't looking to upgrade the backup position?

Robert Rochell, CB

This might seem like a funny one, as the Packers just signed Robert Rochell this past offseason. So, before even playing his first season with Green Bay, Rochell could be cut loose. But, it makes sense.

Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes enter this year at the top of the depth chart, outside, with Corey Ballentine, Carrington Valentine and seventh-round rookie Kalen King behind them. That's five outside corners ahead of Rochell, currently.

Then, you count in Keisean Nixon in the slot, bringing the overall number to six corners. Do the Packers keep seven? Does Rochell beat out one of Ballentine or Valentine? King fell to the seventh, but has a high ceiling if he can take the right kind of coaching.