The Green Bay Packers first 2018 regular season depth chart is out. There are some interesting insights among the expected.
The first thing to note is the Packers changed the depth chart to have three starting receivers. They previously only showed two. The change came because the Packers no longer have a fullback on the roster, so only one running back is listed among the starters. That would be Jamaal Williams.
Offensively, there’s not much to note, except possibly the backup offensive linemen. Byron Bell is listed as the backup at both right guard and tackle. Lucas Patrick is the same at center and left guard. Jason Spriggs gets the nod at left tackle, but let’s hope David Bakhtiari stays healthy, huh?
Defensively, it’s notable that Oren Burks is still listed as a starter at inside linebacker even after the team acquired Antonio Morrison via trade. Burks appears likely to miss week 1. When’s he ready to play that would technically make him the only rookie who is a starter in the base defense.
The cornerback position is still listed with just two starters — Tramon Williams and Kevin King. Jaire Alexander and Davon House are listed as backups. Josh Jackson is listed on the third team. That would suggest that, despite a very strong preseason, Jackson isn’t in line for a lot of playing time.
Since the Packers are typically in a nickel defense most of the time, we are assuming that Alexander will be the slot corner and thus, a de facto starter.