The Green Bay Packers have created what head coach Mike McCarthy, in a recent press conference, called a "very competitive 90-man roster," and come final roster cuts on August 31, their 53-man roster will be established.
Of those 53 players, the following 22 are projected to be the starters in the base packages and have been ranked with an emphasis on importance to the team and weighted by their positions.
It's not necessarily possible to rank players at different positions on offense and defense against one another, so think of this more as a preview of the 11 offensive and defensive starters and how important their roles will be to the team in 2014.
In order to arrive at the starting 22, some projections were made at currently contested positions, such as center, where J.C. Tretter is predicted to get the starting nod.
Similarly, because only the base-package players have been included, some Packers who could prove very important to the team in 2014 but who play primarily in sub-packages, such as nickel corner Casey Hayward, have not been ranked.