As the NCAA Basketball Tournament is being played out across the land, I wanted to do something Packers-related with a “March Madness” theme. So here’s the idea:
We’re going to pick the 16 BEST players on the Packers roster. And by we, I mean me and YOU – the readers. To make it simpler, I’ll pick the first 12. Then you will get to choose the last four from a group of 10 in the poll below.
This isn’t necessarily the Sweet Sixteen in terms of importance to the team (for example, Brett Goode might be in that group), simply the 16 best football players on the roster.
We’ll let the voting run through the weekend and announce the results on Monday? Sound good?
Disclaimer: My top 12 are not necessarily ranked in order, they’re just in the order in which they came to mind.
Green Bay Packers Sweet 16 – Best Football Players
1) Aaron Rodgers
2) Clay Matthews
3) Josh Sitton
4) BJ Raji
5) Ryan Pickett
6) Tramon Williams
7) Randall Cobb
8) Desmond Bishop
9) Morgan Burnett
10) Jordy Nelson
11) James Jones
12) Sam Shields
That last one was tough. I could have gone with Bryan Bulaga or Jermichael Finley, for example, but I’m still amazed Shields did not get drafted, with all the athletic ability he’s shown.