4 players Packers must make room for on the final 53-man roster

The Packers have tough decisions to make, but they must make room on the 53-man roster for these four players.
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3. Emanuel Wilson, RB

Will the Packers keep rookie running back Emanuel Wilson on the 53-man roster? Probably not. Should they? Absolutely.

Green Bay will likely hand Patrick Taylor the RB3 duties again, which is understandable due to his special teams contributions and ability as a blocker. However, it's hard to ignore Wilson's work in the preseason.

In two games, the undrafted rookie has turned 21 carries into 174 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 8.29 yards per attempt. Even if we take out his 80-yard touchdown run, that's still 94 yards from 20 carries at 4.7 yards per attempt. That'll do.

Wilson has displayed tremendous vision and explosiveness throughout preseason. The Packers may hope he clears waivers and re-signs to the practice squad, but another team could put in a claim.

Taylor will likely make the roster for his special teams work. But what if the Packers lose either Aaron Jones or AJ Dillon to injury? Wilson is unproven against a first-team defense in the regular season, but he has shown more than enough potential in the preseason.

Wilson is probably the least likely to make the roster of the four players included in this article, but the Packers should seriously consider making room for the undrafted rookie running back.