Ranking The Green Bay Packer's Roster 1-53

David HenningContributor IMay 29, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - MAY 1:  Defensive lineman B.J. Raji #90 runs as he participates in practice drills during Green Bay Packers Minicamp at Don Hutson Center on May 1, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

If you are like myself then you tend to wonder how important a single player is to a successful season. Ranking the Green Bay Packers 1-53, using their projected final roster, should make it quick and easy to find out how important a player is when they go on injured reserve.

Here is my list:

1. Aaron Rodgers QB- Quarterback is the most important position on the field. It helps that Rodgers is a good one too.

2. Greg Jennings WR- Jennings is the recipient of most of the offense's explosive plays.

3. Charles Woodson CB- Although up there in age, Woodson is the Packer's most versatile defensive back.

4. Al Harris CB- One of the best man-to-man corners in the league. 

5. Aaron Kampman OLB- Transition to the 3-4 knocked him down a few spots. Do not expect him to drop into coverage a whole lot.

6. Nick Collins FS- Like a newly ripened fruit Nick Collins was more than digestible last year.

7. Cullen Jenkins DE- If anyone was looking for the greatest reason why the Packers struggled against the run last year look no further than this beast.

8. Donald Driver WR- He just keeps on going and going and going and going...

9. Chad Clifton OT- Although he struggled in spots last year his protection was pretty good overall. 

10. Daryn Colledge G- He was solid last year, and is capable of playing left tackle.

11. Ryan Pickett NT- He is a big guy who is a decent run stopper.

12. James Jones WR- He had a tough year with injuries last year, but is a good outside threat.

13. B.J. Raji NT/DE- Apparently he is quick enough to play DE at 330 lbs. I call that a good sign of things to come.

14. Tramon Williams CB- A former undrafted free agent who continues to get better. Gives up a big play, but comes back with a interception.

15. A.J. Hawk ILB- He is a very impressive athlete, but I think he will always be solid not spectacular. He lacks the suddenness of a cover LB and the power of a true ILB.

16. Atari Bigby SS- The new 3-4 defense will allow Bigby to stay in the box, which should only help him.

17. Jordy Nelson WR- A WR with size, Jordy should do a fine job of replacing Donald Driver in a few years.

18. Nick Barnett ILB- He is 230 lbs. and has a major injury, I think we have to chalk him up as a failure.

19. Donald Lee TE- Solid blocker and receiver.

20. Desmond Bishop ILB- I think he should start over Barnett. He is a problem in man coverage, but the increase in zone coverage should negate that. 

21. Jason Spitz G/C- Great run blocker, but he tends to get bull rushed in passing situations. I'm not convinced he would be a huge upgrade at center.

22. Ryan Grant RB- He runs with reckless abandon when healthy. In my opinion he lacks break away speed, does not protect the football, and his legs die after first contact.

23. Jeremy Thompson OLB- He is a natural fit at outside linebacker. 

24. Clay Matthews OLB- You have to love his work ethic and athleticism. He reminds me too much of Bobby Carpenter.

25. Brandon Jackson RB- I think the offense as a whole is better when he is in because of his pass catching and good speed.

26. Scott Wells C- He is just too damn small. 

27. Justin Harrell DE- When healthy, which he is at this particular second, Harrell has showed pretty good ability. 

28. Brady Poppinga OLB- The best personality on the team, but his struggles have been well documented.

29. Jermichael Finley TE/WR- Pretty much a WR at this point, but should be a good red zone threat this year.

30. Brandon Chillar LB- Should see action in sub packages that involve covering Greg Olsen.

31. Josh Sitton G- Might start at RG next year. 

32. Allen Barbre OT- All the athleticism in the world. Unfortunately he is not very bright.

33. Johnny Jolly DE- okay run stuffer, but offers zero pass rush. 

34. Breno Giacomini OT- Could start at right tackle. 

35. Alfred Malone DE- Capers likes him. 

36. Will Blackmon CB- Not a great cover guy, but a pretty good return man. 

38. Pat Lee CB- Has not shown much, but its still kind of early. 

39. TJ Lang- A really strong guy who could end up starting at right tackle.

40. Korey Hall FB- Does not blow anyone up, but generally gets them out of the way.

41. Quinn Johnson FB- He really likes to hit people.

42. Mark Tauscher OT- Is probably done, but then again who knows.

43. Danny Lansanah ILB- He is a depth guy who should fit in the 3-4 nicely.

44. Aaron Rouse SS- Just one of those tweener athletes that does not have a position.

45. Anthony Smith FS- Attitude problems. 

46. Brandon Underwood CB/S- Hopefully this guy can beat out Jarret Bush.

47. Durant Brooks P-He is the reason for at least one loss this season.

48. Jamarko Simmons WR- Watched him in person a few times, and I think he should beat out Martin. 

49. Tyrell Sutton RB- I think he brings more to the table than Lumpkin or Wynn. 

50. Mason Crosby K- Good kicker,  However, just a kicker.  I don't know, maybe he is important.

51. Brian Brohm QB- I have a sneaking suspicion that he is abusing some sort of drug.

52. Matt Flynn QB- He can run kind of fast...

53. Brett Goode LS- These guys get paid?


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