Now that the positions have been assigned there are a couple of things I take away from this. First we will be using a lot of 4-3 like sets due to the high number of people listed as DT's and that our offense should look pretty nice this year.
QB: Luck, Stanton, Harnish
RB: Brown, Carter, Ballard
TE: Fleener, Allen, Smith
WR: Wayne, Collie, Hilton, Brazil
LT: Castonzo, Linkenbach
LG: McGlynn, Anderson
RG: Ijalana, Reitz
RT: Justice, Tepper
DT:Nevis, Ollie, Anunoby
NT: Josh Chapman, Mckinney, Johnson
LOLB: Mathis, Hughes
LILB: Conner, Edds
RILB: Angerer, Galippo
ROLB: Freeney, Fugger, Hickman
LCB: Powers, Vaughn, Fenelus
RCB: Thomas, Rucker
FS: Bethea, Lefedge
SS: Zbikowski, Caldwell
Baker, Brown(LB) or Eagen, Chism, Sambrano, Hayworth, Ross, Pellerin, Miller(TE)
Just a little explaining, I don't think Karim will make the team or Evans because of need at other positions, out of the two I think Karim has the better shot.
I think we only carry 3TE's on the active roster and 1 on the practice squad in case of injury, Smith makes the active roster due to his blocking.
We are only going to carry 4 WR on the active roster, but will have two on the practice squad, Ross makes the practice squad because he is different than any other WR on our team and offers speed and size.
The line is where it gets interesting for me, I think the starting group is set but the second unit will be something to keep a eye on, McGlynn was listed as G/C so I think we will keep 2 back up guards and no back up center, if we do I think Zane will have the best shot ad sticking around due to his relationship with Grigson.
DE is pretty much self explanitory, I do think Anunoby will make the 53 man roster due to his flexibility and size, I think the real question is who stays around Ollie or Mathews or either.
LB is kind of interesting, we really do not have many people listed as ILB, I think if Hickman can rotate in ate OLB and ILB then he will have a chance to make the team and pus Galippo to the PS, but I can not imagine just keeping 3 ILBs with the system we will be using.
For CB I think Fenelus makes it over Chism because of his special teams play, I also think Caldwell and Lefedge will beat out Pellerin for the back up safety spot.
Finally I actually like the way the team looks, and am happy with the outcome.
Please tell me where you think changes should be made.
It will be a crime if McGlynn is starting over Reitz at LG. Reitz was the second best OL last year behind Saturday.
@Kyle Rodriguez I know we have Justice (whom I am more than happy to have starting since his name isn't "Jeff Linkenbach", but I think Reitz would make a good RT. Of course, maybe I am giving him too much credit re: foot speed, but I still would love to see him at least tried there. Of course, just plugging him into LG is probably a better option.
@Kyle Rodriguez Yeah I think it will be interesting to see how it plays out, Reitz should win, but I guess all of that will be decided in training camp. Either way I feel our O-line will still be a decent group.
Good start. You missed Donnie Avery at WR. Unless he's hurt I see him on the roster ahead of Brazil.
Also, we're going to see some more movement in the secondary. Count on some roster moves well into the season.
@coltsauth_todd I would think that Avery would make the roster well before Johnson. Also, I think Fenelus doesn't make it. Other than that, this seems like a reasonable list.
@coltsauth_todd I thought about adding Avery, I am actually one who kind of likes him. But I think the 4 guys at WR are locks, and with the need at other positions and running TE heavy I think he will be one of the last guys cut, not to mention the guys we will have on the practice team.
Also I agree with you on the secondary, but with the group we have I see this as the way it will play out for now.
I believe we drop one of a DT, NT, or LB (I would think Ogbu, Anunoby, or Hickman) in favor of one more offensive player. I would imagine we hold either one extra WR or Guard. I also believe we still sign or trade for one more CB after roster cuts from other teams.Otherwise an excellent start at a 53 man roster! Admittedly, it took me longer than I'm proud of to notice a certain punter was nicknamed.
@jmkovey I thought about dropping one of them, I think this will be one of the final decisions, whether we keep Avery, or drop Hickman or Ollie. The more I think about it I am thinking Ollie will not make it, with the injuries that we have had at the WR position, I could see it as more beneficial adding another WR than keeping a extra DT.
Also I think the CB stuff will all be handled in training camp, there is a lot to be decided at that position more than any other, and I can definitely see us targeting at least one player cut from another team.
And yeah I think he might have earned that name in my book, lol.