There is always a player or two that comes out of nowhere and makes the team or at least makes a strong case for more playing time. I wanted to list a few of my picks and have y'all do the same.
A list of guys that I'm excited might be able to really step up for the Packers this year include: WR Clark, OG Amichia, OG McCray, OT Murphy, DT Adams, OLB Biegel, OLB Gilbert, ILB Burks, CB Waters.
OG McCray, OT Murphy, OLB Biegel, OLB Gilbert
I'm not sure if these four are out of nowhere, but I'm excited about them because they all played better than expected last year and potentially grow into a much bigger role this year and maybe become starters.
ILB Burks: This might be early, but I loved Burks coverage ability for a LB. It probably will be over looked, but his coverage ability can setup great surprise blitz opportunities for himself or others.
CB Waters: This is mainly based on that I liked watching him two years ago and the CB coach compared him to CB Tramon Williams, that he could potentially break out, but instead had a season ending injury.
OG Amichia: Amichia just looked so dang athletic last year, you could tell there is long term potential. Packers' Larry McCarren basically reported that rookie Amichia just needs to learn the plays and have the game mentally slow down for him, so he can play at full speed, but if that happens and he gets a little stronger he could potentially come out of no where and play well.
DT Adams: Rookie DTs usually suck and Adams had an injury which took away his entire training camp. But I thought Adams college film showed, when he's asked to pin his ears back and attack, he has some GREAT penetrating into the backfield potential. He could be great on 3rd downs or with an aggressive scheme and Pettine likes to be aggressive and getting one on one match-ups up front.
WR Clark: Last year, Clark came into training camp EXTREMELY raw but he kept developing through training camp. In the last two games of the year, he got to play some, and I thought he looked more developed than WR Trevor Davis, which has given me some hope that he might be able to be the #4 WR this year. Also because it sounds like the Packers said "no" to Nelson interest in coming back on a cheap contract, which make me think someone like Allison or Clark has given the Packers hope for the future of outside WR, even before the draft happened.