Originally posted by 49erman5692:
NINERS 53 players
Offense: 27 players
QB: Alex Smith, Shaun Hill, Damon Huard
RB: Frank Gore, Glen Coffee, Thomas Clayton
FB: Morran Norris,
WR: Michael Crabtree, Josh Morgan, Dominque Ziegler
WR: Isaac Bruce, Brandon Jones, Jason Hill
TE: Vernon Davis, Delaine Walker, Bear Pasco
LT: Joe Staley, Alex Boone
LG: David Baas, Adam Snyder
C: Erick Heitman, Cody Wallace
RG: Chilo Rachel, Tony Wragge
RT: Marvel Smith, Barry Sims
Defense: 24 players
RE: Justin Smith, Demetric Evans
NT: Aubrayo Franklin, Issac Sopoaga
LE: Ray McDonald, Kentwan Balmer
LOLB: Manny Lawson, Paul Egboh
MLB: Takeo Spikes, Scott McKillup
MLB: Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks
ROLB: Parys Haralson, Brandon Long (NEED UPGRADE, Maybe Taylor)
CB: Walt Harris, Shawntae Spencer?, Reggie Smith
FS: Dashon Goldson, Marcus Hudson
SS: Michael Lewis, Jimmy Williams
CB: Nate Clements, Tarrel Brown, Jahi Word-Daniels
Special Teams: 3 players
K: Joe Nedney
P: Andy Lee
KR: Allen Rossum
LS: Bear Pascoe (saves roster spot)
Sorry Brian Jennings good luck
Practice Squad: 8 players
QB Nate Davis
RB Kory Sheets
FB Zack Keasey
WR Mark Bradford
LB Mark Washington
OT Jacob Bender
DT Rick Jean-Francois
S Curtis Taylor
Gotta respectfully disagree with several of your roster spots but I will say that I really like the fact that on the final 53 you included Zeigler, who I think can be a really nice possession receiver and Boone, who has the talent to be a starter down the road, although it might be at LG. Also like that you are starting Alex, who I think will be the starter if healthy.
OK.....here we go with my issues.... First, on offense...
-QB Davis will either make the final 53 or be lost when the team tries to get him through waivers...plain and simple. Therefore, I see Huard as a cut.
-I also feel the same way about OT Boone and RB Sheets so I see both making the final 53.
-I see Clayton as a cut because he is too one dimensional....can't block well and can't play special teams well.
-Robinson and Sheets make the final 53, the former at FB.
-I also see OT Sims as a cut and BTW, Boone is definitely not a LT. He is a RT or an OG. Current starter at RT M Smith is probably Staley's backup at LT.
On the PS, I think Bradford, Keasey, and LB Washington are cuts.
-DL looks good if McDonald is healthy which is a big if.... I can see RJF replacing Mac on the roster. Even if Mac is healthy, RJF makes the final 53 because the team can't risk running him through waivers.
-BTW, McDonald is the RDE behind J Smith and Evans is the likely starter at LDE with Balmer behind him.
-Egboh is not an OLB at 276 lbs.....also not quick enough nor fast enough to play that position. He is a RDE in a 3-4 and will probably end up on the PS.
-Long didn't pass his physical and will probably not be on the team.
-R Smith is now a safety exclusively and will probably back up at both safety positions. I think the other backup safety spot is totally up for grabs between Taylor, Lewis, Hudson, and J Williams. I see Taylor taking that spot right now (but that is certainly not set in stone). Therefore, I see both Hudson and Williams as cuts. I think Lewis might be PS eligible though.
-I think the team keeps only 8 DBs so your first four CBs are in and two of the three of the UDFA CBs probably end up on the PS.
-Not sure if Brooks make the team unless it is at OLB because he has pass rushing skills. I see Ulbrich joining McKillop as the two backup ILBs.
-One backup OLB is the recent pickup Marques Harris. The other one is up for grabs between J Moore, Brooks, and Briggs although the possibility of bringing in a guy like Jason Taylor is certainly there.
-I do think it is possible that Rossum could be replace by another returner (like Sheets for example) if that roster spot becomes really valuable.
[ Edited by nw9erfan on May 2, 2009 at 2:43 PM ]