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Post-Draft 53 Man Roster

Originally posted by ItsKapTime:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
My updated 53 man roster projection

QB(3)- 11 Alex Smith, 7 Colin Kaepernick, 1 Josh Johnson
RB(4)- 21 Frank Gore, 32 Kendall Hunter, 45 Brandon Jacobs, 23 LaMichael James
FB(1)- 49 Bruce Miller
WR(6)- 84 Randy Moss, 15 Michael Crabtree, 14 Mario Manningham, 19 Ted Ginn Jr., 10 Kyle Williams, 17 A.J. Jenkins
TE(2)- 85 Vernon Davis, 46 Delanie Walker
C(2)- 59 Jonathan Goodwin, 62 Jason Slowey
OG(3)- 77 Mike Iupati, 67 Daniel Kilgore, Leonard Davis
OT(2)- 74 Joe Staley, 76 Anthony Davis
Swing OL(2)- 75 Alex Boone, 78 Mike Person

DE(4)- 94 Justin Smith, 91 Ray McDonald, 92 Will Tukuafu, 96 Demarcus Dobbs
NT(2)- 90 Isaac Sopoaga, 95 Ricky Jean Francois
OLB(4)- 55 Ahmad Brooks, 99 Aldon Smith, 98 Parys Haralson, 50 Cam Johnson
ILB(4)- 52 Patrick Willis, 53 NaVorro Bowman, 54 Larry Grant, 56 Tavares Gooden
CB(5)- 22 Carlos Rogers, 25 Tarell Brown, 29 Chris Culliver, 32 Darcel McBath, 20 Perrish Cox
S(4)- 38 Dashon Goldson, 31 Donte Whitner, 27 C.J. Spillman, 30 Trenton Robinson

PK(1)- 2 David Akers
P(1)- 4 Andy Lee
LS(1)- 86 Brian Jennings
ST(2)- 28 Rock Cartwright, 43 Colin Jones

PUP(1)- 66 Joe Looney
IR(1)- 58 Darius Fleming

Inactives(7)- QB Johnson, WR Williams, WR Jenkins, C Slowey, OT Person, CB Cox, S Robinson

Some notes- If we keep 6 WRs, then I can't see Williams active. Who does he stay over, the team feels special teams is high priority, and Jones and Rock are great at it, plus we are a running team, so we keep the 4 RBs active.

I kept 2 TEs due to Dobbs being able to play on offense.

I debated whether to carry Slowey or Ian Williams, hard choice, went with extra OL, with Looney on PUP to begin season.

I went with McBath over Brock as he brings more versatility as a CB and FS, plus better on Special Teams.

OLB wise, I am torn as cap wise we are tight, so Haralson is a tough guy, either we have him take pay cut or cut him, I expect a pay cut.

+1

Byham or Reuland will make the final 53 & Tolzien over Johnson
Originally posted by LionHeartofGold:
Originally posted by 49oz2superbowl:
Offense - 26
QB (3): A. Smith, C. Kaepernick, S. Tolzien
RB (4): F. Gore, L. James, K. Hunter, B. Jacobs
FB (1): B. Miller
WR (6): R. Moss, M. Crabtree, M. Manningham, A. Jenkins, K. Williams, T. Ginn Jr.
TE (3): V. Davis, D. Walker, N. Byham
C (2): J. Goodwinn, J. Slowey
OG (3): M. Iupati, D. Kilgore, J. Looney
OT (4): J. Staley, A. Davis, A. Boone, M. Person

Defense - 24
DE (4) - J. Smith, R. McDonald, W. Tukuafu, D. Dobbs
NT (2) - I. Sopoaga, R. Jean-Francois
OLB (4) - A. Smith, A. Brooks, P. Haralson, D. Fleming, C. Johnson
ILB (4) - P. Willis, N. Bowman, L. Grant, T. Gooden
CB (5) - C. Rogers, T. Brown, C. Culliver, P. Cox, T. Brock,
S (4) - D. Goldson, D. Whitner, C. Spillman, T. Robinson

Special Teams - 3
K (1) - David Akers
P (1) - Andy Lee
LS (1) - Brian Jennings

Notable Cuts

Rock Cartwright- No value outside of ST and we keep Gooden, Flemming, and Cam Johnson who provide both ST and valuable backup ability. OLB is one of the most important depth positions because a well rested pass rush is a much more effective pass rush

Josh Johnson (I think Tolzien will prove too good in preseason to cut for a young guy and Kaepernick will not prove solid enough as the future franchise but we stay committed to his development, thus making Josh Johnson the odd man out as he doesn't wow enough for a player in his 5th NFL seasn)


I agree with your QB analysis. It does not make sense to place Josh Johnson at 3rd string when he has more game time experience and experience overall than Kaepernick. Its not often 1st and 2nd stringers go down during a single season so 3rd string is generally a spot for a developing QB such as Tolzien. Josh Johnson was brought in to compete and challenge A. Smith and if he does not end up displacing Kaep, then he is cut. Tolzien MUST continue to develop proficiently in order for my argument to remain cogent.

That's only 23 guys on defense. I'd pencil in McBath as the 24th. I'd also potentially like to see Colin Jones and Anthony Dixon make it over Nate Byham and Jason Slowey.