Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Quest for 53: Final Prediction

With cuts looming at 6PM here is my final guesses about who will make the 53 man roster.

QB (3)
John Beck, Kellen Clemens, Rex Grossman
Thoughts: Nothing changes here in my opinion. Clemens has looked good against backups and is a decent #2 QB. Grossman and Beck are battling for the starting spot.

RB (5)
Tim Hightower, Ryan Torain, Roy Helu, Darrel Young, Mike Sellers
Thoughts: Sellers is the better FB. He beats out Williams, who probably would be available if the Redskins needed him. Evan Royster goes on the practice squad. What would be still possible is that the Skins just stick with 1 FB, opening another roster spot.

TE (3)
Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen
Thoughts: No changes here

WR (6)
Santana Moss, Jabar Gaffney, Anthony Armstrong, Leonard Hankerson, Terrence Austin, Donte' Stallworth
Thoughts: I know I'm probably wrong here and that the Skins will probably take Paul over Stallworth. That said I think Stallworth had a better pre-season and could easily play the 4th WR on the team and could start if needed. I don't see that from Hankerson or Paul just yet.

OL (8)
Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Jammal Brown, Sean Locklear, Artis Hicks, Willie Smith
Thoughts: I really don't like the depth here and I think that the Skins aren't done with moves. Expect some movement after cuts take place.

DL (7)
Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen, Adam Carriker, Anthony Bryant, Doug Worthington, Kedric Golston, Darrion Scott
Thoughts: Much like the O-line, I wouldn't be surprised to see some changes taking place after final cuts.

LB (8)
Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, London Fletcher, Rocky McIntosh, Rob Jackson, Perry Riley, Keyaron Fox, Lorenzo Alexander
Thoughts: Don't be surprised if Markus White makes this team, but the Skins may keep the LB corp. to 8 to have a roster spot open for a Brandon Banks or another player.

CB (5)
DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson, Kevin Barnes, Brandyn Thompson, Byron Westbrook
Thoughts: Thompson has looked pretty good and could serve as a reserve on the 53 man roster until Phillip Buchanon returns from his suspension.

S (4)
LaRon Landry, Oshiomogho Atogwe, Reed Doughty, DeJon Gomes
Thoughts:  Gomes has just been swarming around the ball. I don't think the Skins can stow him away on the practice squad without losing him. Chris Horton get cut or traded in my opinion.

K (1)
Graham Gano

P (1)
Sav Rocca

LS (1)
Nick Sundberg

KR/PR (1)
Brandon Banks
Thoughts: Barring a trip to the IR, I can't see the Skins cutting him. They'll make room for the playmaker.

Practice Squad (8) (Neild, Hurt, Paul, Royster, Russell, White, Shannon, Robinson)
PUP: Kareem Moore
Suspension: Phillip Buchanon
IR: Jarvis Jenkins

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