Saturday, July 28, 2007

Pre-Training Camp Predicted 53-Man Roster

After going back through my series of training camp positional previews which all included a predicted depth chart for each position, here is what my 53-man roster would look like (I have replaced Tim Massaquoi at TE with recently acquired Courtney Anderson. I also replaced recently cut David Lofton with Brian Soi on the practice squad. I don't count these replacements as cheating since they occurred before training camp officially began.):

  1. Trent Green
  2. Cleo Lemon
  3. John Beck
Running Backs
  1. Ronnie Brown
  2. Lorenzo Booker
  3. Jesse Chatman
  1. Cory Schlesinger
Wide Receivers
  1. Chris Chambers
  2. Marty Booker
  3. Derek Hagan
  4. Ted Ginn Jr.
  5. Az-Zahir Hakim
Tight Ends
  1. David Martin
  2. Justin Peelle
  3. Courtney Anderson
Offensive Line
  1. Vernon Carey
  2. Chris Liwienski
  3. Samson Satele
  4. Rex Hadnot
  5. L.J. Shelton
  6. Anthony Alabi
  7. Drew Mormino
  8. Johnathan Ingram
  9. Joe Toledo
  10. Mike Rosenthal
Total Offensive Players: 25

Defensive Line
  1. Jason Taylor
  2. Vonnie Holliday
  3. Keith Traylor
  4. Matt Roth
  5. Rodrique Wright
  6. Paul Soliai
  7. Kevin Vickerson
  1. Zach Thomas
  2. Joey Porter
  3. Channing Crowder
  4. Donnie Spragan
  5. Derrick Pope
  6. Kelvin Smith
  7. Abraham Wright
  1. Will Allen
  2. Andre' Goodman
  3. Travis Daniels
  4. Jason Allen
  5. Shirdonya Mitchell
  1. Renaldo Hill
  2. Yeremiah Bell
  3. Travares Tillman
  4. Cameron Worrell
Total Defensive Players: 23

K - Jay Feely
P - Brandon Fields
LS - John Denney

Total Specialists: 3

Roster Total: 51

Practice Squad
  1. WR David Sutton
  2. FB Reagan Mauia
  3. RB Patrick Cobbs
  4. T Julius Wilson
  5. G Tala Esera
  6. DE Mkristo Bruce
  7. CB Geoffrey Pope
  8. DT Brian Soi
  9. WR Marvin Allen (International Practice Squad player; does not count against roster limits)

Well, without keeping a running tab of the player count as I did my positional previews, I came pretty close to selecting a 53-man roster. In fact, I have two slots left to fill on the roster. I am going to add OLB Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and DE Chase Page. That brings the roster to 53 men. I also filled out the 8-man practice squad (plus Marvin Allen).

Of course, we all know how things change during training camp. Once the regular season rolls around, I'll come back to this list and see how accurate my predictions were. Let me know what you think of my predicated roster and what your predictions would be.

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