Originally posted by Sactown49er:
8 man PS:
OT Alex Boone
WR Dobson Collins
TE J.J. Finley
FB Brit Miller
NT Khalif Mitchell
RB Kory Sheets
WR Dominique Zeigler
OLB Diyral Briggs
I think Boone definitely has a future on this team. OT has been a weakspot for years and it seems like Boone has all the tools to be special. Boone-Staley could be our bookends for years.
Zeigler is, I believe, using his last year of PS eligibility, but the team has kept him around for so long for a reason. He has a better than average chance of making the 53 next season to round out a WR corps that will lose Bruce and could part ways with Spurlock, depending on what happens this year.
Sheets needs some time but if we establish our line and ground game this year, I see no reason why he can't contribute as a change-of-pace back as early as next year.
I noticed Mitchell quite a bit the last two preseason games and with the dearth of NT consistency and depth we've had, he will get a chance to make the team. Not sure how soon that will be, but he's a big body at a need position.
like Mitchell and Boone, Briggs is someone who could fill a position we've been needing to fill forever. His motor is great and his ability to be around the ball against San Diego is exactly what we need at OLB. I think he'll compete for a spot next year, and would get called up this season if there's any injuries.
Finley and Miller are both intriguing, and while they may not be the kinds of guys how make serious impact or start a lot of games, they fit the mold of situational role players, and every team needs some big-bodied specialists. Miller showed some things in the passing game, and having a FB who can contribute like that is a definite plus.
I noticed Collins on only one play all preseason, but hey, it never hurts to keep WR's around. Lord knows we haven't had the best luck in that area lately.
All in all I think the PS is very solid.