The Titletowners pushed San Fran as close to the edge as possible in the Wild Card round last year, bouncing back from the drubbing Kaepernick dished out the year prior. The regular season was injury plagued to say the least, seeing former MVP Aaron Rodgers on the shelf for much of the second half. Coming into this season, there is a lot to look forward to as Rodgers becomes 30, and the young secondary begins to bare its teeth behind Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers. Nothing to see here, move along. Rodgers gets the obvious starting nod, with Flynn playing a capable backup. Tolzien is the odd man out. The TE corps is middling at best. This is where a free agent acquisition could really help. Quarless and Taylor are more balanced, so they may see more time than Bostick, who is purely a vertical threat. The other three likely will not make the team (though their cap penalties could prove troublesome, all are on rookie deals). The top 5 wideouts are exciting (and thankfully not as injury prone as their real-life counterparts). Nelson is a big target with speed. Cobb is lightning quick. Boykin and Adams are 6'1" and 6'2" with good strength, fit to play inside. Abbrederis is cut from similar cloth size-wise, but lacks the strength. John Kuhn will be a versatile weapon at FB, leading for Lacy and occasionally getting some carries and catches himself. Lacy, Starks and Harris will form a nice three running back system, with Harris spelling Lacy for a change of pace and Starks' better hands being used in the third down role. High upside overall with this group. Sitton is one of the best guards in the game. No worries here. Lang and Bulaga anchor the right side. Bahktiari is young and developing. The first position battle is at C. Tretter has the edge overall, but Linsley is stronger and younger. Fun times abide in the Packers front seven. Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers lead the defense by getting in the face of opposing quarterbacks. Nick Perry backs up the venerable Peppers as he develops. The third middle linebacker and backup right outside linebacker are up for grabs. Preseason will decide those battles. Raji holds down the nose (depending on the pre-existing injury setting). Datone Jones and Mike Daniels play at end, backed up by Boyd and Thornton (Neal does not appear to be on the Packers anymore based on the in-game roster). This is a young group that needs some seasoning, but they do show promise. The secondary also has some good youth, mixed with the experience of Tramon Williams. Shields and Hayward are in their mid twenties and boast mid eighties overall ratings. Bush will likely be cut to make way for House and either Goodson or Dennard (maybe both, who knows?). At safety, the young tandem of Ha-Ha Clinton Dix and Morgan Burnett shows a great deal of upside. Micah Hyde may take the starting job from Dix (Hyde has been moved to FS in the current roster), but one can't lose with either young gun. The backup strong safety will be a toss up between Banjo and Richardson (position also changed). And now for the most important position: SPECIAL TEAMS Crosby has a big leg, and so does Masthay. Everything looks good.