Pack-A-Day Podcast - Episode 292 - Top 5 Players Who Will Make or Break the Packers' Season

On today's episode, Andy Herman takes a look at the top five players who will make or break the Packers' 2019 season.

On today's episode, Andy Herman takes a look at the top five players who will make or break the Packers' 2019 season. We're not looking at players like Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, or David Bakhtiari, we're looking at the five players who could swing the seasons' fortunes one way or the other by either breaking out and hitting their ceiling or not living up to expectations. Find out who made the list on today's show!

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Andy is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and owns & operates the Pack-A-Day Podcast. Andy has taken multiple courses in NFL scouting and is an Editor for Packer Report. You can find him on WFRV's Green Bay Nation and every Friday on the Friday Film Room on WDUZ . Andy grew up in Green Bay and is a lifelong season ticket holder - follow him on Twitter @AndyHermanNFL!

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May 14, 2019 at 11:58 am

When I saw the title of this podcast, I suspected I would not agree with the choices picked. In past years I have seen some bizarre top 5 selections and commented negatively on them. So before I listened to this podcast I wrote my top group down, it had 9 names on it.

After listening to Andy, I'm pleased to say his choices (mostly) made sense. The names I wrote down before listening, were J.Alexander, J.Jackson, J.Jones, O.Burks, E.Jenkins, D.Savage, ESB, MVS, D.Williams.

There were two of Andy's top five group not on my list. One was Kevin King, who I didn't include because I felt he just needed to stay healthy, but on reflection his injuries have slowed his development some as well, so he fits just fine as a choice.

The other was Crosby, and while he IS important to a teams success, he is not an ascending player who we are looking to break out, so I'll disagree on that choice.

I did think RB Dexter Williams could have been one of the five candidates, given how injuries can affect that group, and it would be a real surprise if he wasn't the 3rd RB and saw rotational duties. C/G Elgton Jenkins could easily have been featured as well. I think he has a real chance to be a starter this year, maybe not top 5, but in the mix.

Josh Jones and Oren Burks being choices makes a ton of sense with how thin that ILB group is. Jones may end up a safety, but at 220 odd pounds and 4.41 speed, he has great physical tools for a coverage ILB.

MVS has such freaky tools, I thought he was an obvious choice as an outside receiver. No complaints at all with his choice. ESB has an equally good chance to shine in year two, as well.

Savage is a no-brainer choice as the Packers badly needed more than just Amos at safety, so he'll likely get a ton of snaps this year - I can't see anyone else beating him out of a top two spot.

I will add one dark horse candidate for ILB, a surprise one, as he is considered an OLB. That is Kendall Donnerson. He has such elite physical traits, it would be very interesting to see if he could fit into such a thin positional group and boost it.

So, in conclusion, well done Andy, you didn't make a mess of your choices, as has so often happened with these 'top 5 to make a difference' posts, in the past.

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