This is the seventh in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Green Bay Packers' July 26 start of camp.
TODAY'S POSITION: LINEBACKERS
Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7
Projected starters: Clay Matthews (fifth year), Brad Jones (fifth year), A.J. Hawk (eighth year), Nick Perry (second year)
Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): Dezman Moses, Nate Palmer, Terrell Manning, Robert Francois, Jamari Lattimore, Sam Barrington, Andy Mulumba, Donte Savage.
Clay Matthews might be the best outside linebacker in the NFL. At the very least, he's now the league's highest-paid player at that position after signing a five-year, 66 million extension this offseason. And while the Green Bay Packers can count on Matthews to produce double-digit sacks and take down running backs behind the line of scrimmage, he's the only sure thing the team has at linebacker.
Nick Perry's rookie season was cut short due to a wrist injury, but the six games he played in weren...