Sunday, July 24, 2016

Locks and Bubbles Pt.2 (Redskins Roster)

I'm going to just get this one done. If you want to know the rules I'm playing by, please go back and read PART 1.

Again, not making final roster prediction, just guaranteed players who will be on the final 53.


Defensive Line

Locks - Chris Baker, Stephen Paea, Ricky Jean-Francois, Matt Ioannidis

I really want to put Golston and Murphy here but I'm just not 100% sure. At most I think the 'Skins keep 7 DL and four spots are already taken with some quality guys that will be fighting for spots.

Bubbles - Kedric Golston, Trent Murphy, Kendall Reyes, Ziggy Hood, Corey Crawford, Jerrell Powe

The Redskins will have to cut some decent, or at least league known, talent.

Outside Linebacker

Locks - Junior Galette, Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith

Not really much to say about this group. Kind of looking for 35-40 sacks from just these three in '16.

Bubbles - Houston Bates, Lynden Trail

Only concern behind the top three is that there doesn't seem to be a lot of experienced depth.

Inside Linebacker

Locks - Will Compton, Mason Foster

Bubbles - Perry Riley, Terrence Garvin, Martrell Spaight, Steven Daniels

I think this will come down to who is better at special teams. This will be a really fun battle to watch.

Cornerback

Locks - Josh Norman, Bashaud Breeland, Kendall Fuller, Quinton Dunbar

While still pretty inexperienced, Dunbar makes this roster. He has shown some serious talent and has done everything the team has asked of him. I can't see him not making the roster barring an injury or some major crazy setback.

Bubbles - Greg Toler, Dashaun Phillips, Lloyd Carrington

Phillips had a few opportunities last year on the active roster and looked good until injuries derailed his season. Toler is a respected vet. Carrington wowed coaches and fans during OTAs. He is likely going to be the fans UDFA man crush of training camp.

Safety

Locks - DeAngelo Hall, David Bruton, Will Blackmon, Su'a Cravens

Hall and Bruton are your likely starters with Blackmon and Cravens both being able to play multiple positions.

Bubbles - Duke Ihenacho, Deshazor Everett

I wouldn't be surprised to see the 'Skins with 5 players who could play S because of special teams needs and that both Cravens and Blackmon may fill other roles if/when needed. My guess is that Kyshoen Jarrett starts the season on PUP and may later be placed on IR.

So, that brings my tally to 36 spots locked up. That leaves 17 spots to fill, so there are opportunities in my opinion for players to rise up and grab a job on the final 53 man roster.

So is Locks and Bubbles crazy or is IIWII giving you an opportunity to keep an eye on some key position battles? Let me know in the comments below. Or tweet me @IIWIISkinsBlog

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