Green Bay Packers 2010 Roster Rundown
Quick-hitting analysis on every key contributor to the 2010 Green Bay Packers.
Head Coach: Mike McCarthy
Coordinator: Joe Philbin
QB: Aaron Rodgers
How good has he been? Brett Favre led the Vikings to the NFC Championship and not one Packers fan has raised a negative peep about this guy.
RB: Ryan Grant
Mechanical runner who needs perfect circumstances in order to thrive. His impressive numbers are the product of playing in a prolific offense.
RB: Brandon Jackson
Superb pass-blocking makes him a key contributor in a third-down role.
FB: John Kuhn
Needs to show more consistent explosiveness on blocks if he’s going to beat out Korey Hall and intriguing second-year pro Quinn Johnson for starting FB job.
WR: Donald Driver
At 35, he’s going as strong as ever. His skill set is an excellent fit in this offense.
WR: Greg Jennings
One of the best catch-and-run weapons in the game. Is fast and athletic enough to beat defenders over the top, too.
WR: Jordy Nelson
Good runner, adequate hands, understands the offense. A solid No. 3 receiver.
TE: Jermichael Finley
Antonio Gates only with more size and athleticism. Will be the best tight end in football by season’s end.
TE: Donald Lee
Good strong, lithe athlete, but has been a little too average in recent years.
LT: Chad Clifton
Stable veteran entering his 11th season as the blindside guardian. Signed a three-year contract, though will be replaced by first-round understudy Bryan Bulaga before then.
LG: Daryn Colledge
Has successfully fought for his starting job each of his first four years in the league. After an inconsistent ’09 campaign, will have to fight again this year.
C: Scott Wells
A favorite of the coaching staff’s. Lacks size, but is as smart and fundamentally sound as they come.
RG: Josh Sitton
Drew praise from Mike McCarthy after last season. Limited power and somewhat limited athleticism, but scraps well and is effective in group efforts.
RT: Mark Tauscher
Steady veteran who, with bad knees last year, wasn’t supposed to still be going strong at age 33.
6 OL: Jason Spitz
Versatile fifth-year pro could win the starting left guard job in camp, but must bounce back from November back surgery.
Coordinator: Dom Caper
LDE: Ryan Pickett
Outstanding as a nose tackle last season, but now moves outside. He’s been out-performing expectations the past few years – should do just fine.
NT: B.J. Raji
Has excellent burst off the snap. Also fairly nimble for a domineering 337-pounder. Will be much better now that rookie growing pains are behind him.
RDE: Cullen Jenkins
Fantastic athleticism shows in his lateral agility and ability to penetrate a backfield.
4 DL: Johnny Jolly
Assuming he’s not in prison (felony drug charges for codeine), he has the strength to provide the Packers with excellent run-stopping depth.
LOLB: Brad Jones
Fluid athleticism makes him a solid fit in this speed-based scheme. Needs to learn to get off blocks better.
LILB: A.J. Hawk
Former No. 5 overall pick has turned out to be a stiff, plodding runner who doesn’t make plays in space. Fortunately, he can be very effective in congested areas.
RILB: Nick Barnett
Iffy awareness can hinder his output at times. At his best when he pins his ears back and attacks.
ROLB: Clay Matthews
Incredible swiftness and speed off the edge. Enters Year Two with a Pro Bowl under his belt.
5 LB: Brandon Chillar
Shows decent strength and a willingness to attack in traffic. Most of his playing time comes as a roving fifth linebacker.
CB: Charles Woodson
Reigning Defensive Player of the Year is to this team what Troy Polamalu is to the Steelers.
SS: Atari Bigby
Playmaking flair was watered down in this new system. Still, excellent athleticism, but stayed away during offseason (refused to sign RFA tender) and now may lose his job to Morgan Burnett.
FS: Nick Collins
Improved range and instincts have earned him back-to-back Pro Bowl honors and a new four-year, $26.5 million contract.
CB: Tramon Williams
Has good numbers (four picks, 15 passes defensed in ’09) but poor grasp on fundamentals causes him to give up too many big plays.
NB: Jarrett Bush
Will see significant playing time unless Al Harris has a remarkable late surge in his ACL rehab.
6 DB: Morgan Burnett**
Only 21, but showed true playmaking pizzazz in his three years at Georgia Tech.
K: Mason Crosby
Consistency has been somewhat of an issue, though Packers opted not to bring in a challenger for his job over the offseason.
P: Tim Masthay
At this point, coaches are fond of anyone not named Jeremy Kapinos.
RS: Jordy Nelson
Long-striding runner who shows good acceleration when he finds a little daylight.
| Packers 2010 depth chart