A Pre-Draft Look at The Packers 53 Man Roster: Fullback

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A Pre-Draft Look at The Packers 53 Man Roster: Fullback

In 2009 GM Ted Thompson kept three fullbacks on the 53 man roster for the entire season a unorthodox move to say the least. All three will be returning for 2010 so if Thompson decides to keep three again the roster is already set at fullback.

If Thompson decides to go more traditional and keep just two fullbacks, John Kuhn and Korey Hall will be battling for one spot behind 2009 fifth round pick Quinn Johnson.

Could Thompson surprise everyone and draft another fullback during the 2010 NFL draft? I doubt it, but Rashawn Jackson, 6'1" 239 lbs., pictured at left is one of the best available projected to be taken in the fifth round.

In my eyes a far more intriguing prospect whom Thompson could likely get in the 7th round is Jameson Konz. The Kent State product has size and speed rarely seen in a fullback prospect. He is 6'4" 234 lbs. and ran the 40 in just 4.43 seconds. That kind of athletic ability could make Konz a very dangerous threat carrying the ball in short yardage situations and catching it out of the backfield on screens and check-downs.

This type of player could make John Kuhn expendable as his role is as more of a short yardage runner than a blocker, Konz would add a dimension Kuhn does not, speed.

I would assume the Packers will keep three again as each one of their fullbacks has a niche on the team. Johnson is the big bruising blocking back, Kuhn is the short yardage back, and Hall is the special teams demon. I could however see Thompson exchanging Kuhn for a cheaper younger draft pick or rookie free agent like Jameson Konz.

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