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Acme Packing Company continues its countdown of the Packers’ 90-man roster with players 55-51."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceBoyle competing for No. 2 QB jobNew Josh Jackson Jersey White ,3commentsAcme Packing Company continues its countdown of the Packers’ 90-man roster with players 55-51.CDTShareTweetShareShare2019 Packers 90-man roster ranking, 55-51: Tim Boyle competing for No. 2 QB jobJay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY SportsWith veteran free agency essentially concluded and the 2019 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, Acme Packing Company will once again rank and break down the Green Bay Packers’ 90-man roster.These rankings represent a composite of the individual selections from several APC contributors. Today, we reveal players 55 through 51, a group that includes several top backups including a potential No. 2 quarterback.55: Adam Pankey, OLSince arriving in Green Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2017, Adam Pankey has ping ponged between the 53-man roster and practice squad. His size and positional versatility remain his strongest traits and provide him with a path towards a roster spot this upcoming season. At the same time, he trails much of his competition in terms of athleticism and hasn’t developed to the point where the coaches feel comfortable regularly activating him on game days.The arrival of Matt LaFleur and the new coaching staff give Pankey a fresh start. If the third-year man can show improvement, perhaps he can vault several backups and become one of the seven or so offensive linemen active each week. Pankey will have to overcome his shortcomings as an athlete, a problem that appears greater in LaFleur’s offense than in that of his predecessor.54: Tim Boyle, QBUndrafted rookie quarterbacks face considerable challenges in the NFL. Most don’t receive enough repetitions during training camp and the preseason to adequately demonstrate their abilities to the coaching staff and front office, and even the lucky few that do must work alongside back-of-the-roster talent. As a consequence, most of those signal-callers will find themselves without a job come the September’s final cuts.In 2018, Tim Boyle went undrafted following a mediocre collegiate career that included stops at Connecticut and Eastern Kentucky. He joined a Packers roster that included three other quarterbacks: two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers, former draft pick Brett Hundley, and then-recent acquisition DeShone Kizer. Accordingly, the odds suggested Boyle would most likely wash out of Green Bay and perhaps the league as a whole.Instead, Boyle became the rare third passer retained on the Packers’ season-opening active roster. Boyle’s strong arm and athleticism made him arguably the team’s most impressive quarterback after Rodgers during the preseason. That , along with Green Bay’s experience of losing Taysom Hill during final cuts a year earlier, convinced general manager Brian Gutekunst not to risk Boyle on waivers.This time around, Boyle will enter training camp on more even footing with the other backup candidates and, with a year of experience under his belt, should come better equipped to internalize an NFL offense.53: Alex Light, OLAnother undrafted holdover from last year’s roster, Alex Light saw limited action in 2018 as he continued to develop his craft. The 6-foot-5, 309 offensive lineman out of Richmond can play multiple positions and fill in on special teams and possesses above-average athleticism, a combination that puts him in strong position to make another run at the roster in 2019.Though the Packers could open up both guard spots to competition, Light seems unlikely to force his way into either position battle. Lane Taylor and offseason acquisitions Billy Turner and Elgton Jenkins will likely produce the two starters with the third laying claim to the top inside backup job. Still, Light’s ability to play tackle could warrant a long look for a game-day reserve role.52: Cole Madison, OLWhen the Packers selected Cole Madison in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, they anticipated the rookie offensive lineman competing for the open job at right guard. Instead, Madison left the team following rookie minicamp to deal with some personal issues stemming from the suicide of one of his former college teammates. Madison sat out the entire season, leaving the team and many others to assume he had walked away from football for good.Instead, Madison surprisingly reported to the Packers’ offseason workouts before last month’s draft. Though a year away from the sport could negatively affect Madison’s game, the team remains intrigued by his potential. He should compete for a roster spot immediately and, if he impresses during training camp and the preseason JK Scott Jersey White , Madison might win one of the top backup jobs along the offensive line.51: Ka’Dar Hollman, CBBefore Ka’Dar Hollman became a standout corner at Toledo, he unloaded trucks and worked in a bread factory while trying to attract interest from college programs. His hard work eventually paid off, with Hollman becoming a sixth-round pick last month.The Packers will lean heavily on Jaire Alexander, Josh Jackson, Kevin King, and Tramon Williams as their top cornerbacks this season, at least until injuries intervene. Any other player at the position will have to earn their job by contributing on special teams. Hollman’s athletic tools (73rd percentile in SPARQ) profile well to kick coverages and other such roles, giving the team something to use immediately as well as corner talent to develop in the long term. One of the best pass protectors in the draft had a meeting with the Packers sometime recently."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareSharePackers hosted pre-draft visit for Washington State OT Andre DillardJames Snook-USA TODAY SportsEarlier this morning, Green Bay Packers fans learned that one of the top quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft class, Drew Lock from Missouri, will be in town for a pre-draft visit with the team. Shortly thereafter, news broke that the team had met with one of the best protectors of the quarterback in the draft.Andre Dillard is one of the top offensive linemen in this year’s draft, and he is a ready-made NFL offensive tackle. In fact, he may be the best left tackle prospect this spring, and players at that position generally do not last long. According to Adam Schefter, the Packers were one of several teams to host the Washington State product on a recent official pre-draft visit.For a 6-foot-5, 315-pound man Za'Darius Smith Jersey White , Dillard’s athleticism and quick feet are obvious, both on tape and in testing results. At the 2019 NFL Combine, Dillard ran under five seconds in the 40-yard dash (4.96 officially), and he posted the second-best cone time among all offensive linemen (7.44 seconds) and the best short shuttle result (4.40 seconds). In this year’s SB Nation NFL Mock Draft, the writers at Cat Scratch Reader picked Dillard as the Carolina Panthers’ selection at #16 overall.With the Packers’ uncertainty on the offensive line, acquiring a starting-caliber tackle seems like almost an inevitability at this point. The Packers have had several top options in for workouts in addition to Dillard, with Greg Little, Kaleb McGary, and Tytus Howard all visiting the team in recent weeks. That points to serious interest in the position, which is logical given concerns about the depth at tackle plus Bryan Bulaga’s injury history and contract situation. Bulaga missed just two full games in 2018, but did have to leave parts of several others due to injury; meanwhile, he is only signed through the upcoming 2019 season.Interestingly, Dillard was teammates with 2018 Packers draft pick Cole Madison for a few years. The two were bookend tackles for two full seasons in 2016 and 2017, with Dillard manning the left tackle position and Madison playing on the right side.
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