Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by trogdor:
i rather cut Dobbs or Williams for this guy. Those guys are worth a crap to how much potential Okoye brings. 49ers need to start taking these chances if they really like him
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
this guy could be a monster , a reserve DE , a blocking TE or FB , Special teams ....I'm rooting for him
Me too. If Ian Williams goes on PUP, I think he makes it to the 53. It all depends on his development. These training camp is critical and I'm giving it a 50%/ 50% chance that if he's doing well - they won't play him at all in pre-season to hide him from the other teams.
I've also been rooting for him since he was signed, but I just don't see him making the roster when the team has such an embarrassment of riches at a lot of positions that some quality players aren't going to make the team. It's just hard to see someone who is still reportedly very raw getting a spot over someone way more polished and able to contribute.
I think even if the team loves him and wants to keep him around they'll take the chance he might not pass through waivers rather than use a roster spot.
We need to keep guys we know can play in the event we need them. We're likely not going to keep more than seven DL. Of course Cowboy, McDonald, Dorsey and Carradine are basically locks, as would be Ian Williams if he's healthy. We had just extended Williams and he beat out Dorsey before he got the cheap shot in Seattle so Tomsula seems to really like him.
So that leaves one or two spots for Dial, Jerod-Eddie, Ramsey, Dobbs Purcell or Okoye. I think Dial is close to a lock and Jerod-Eddie played well last year. And word was that Ramsey had an excellent mini-camp. It's going to take a great training camp from Okoye to make the final roster. With only 53 roster spots it's hard to keep guys around on potential based scholarship, especially at a position with a relatively high attrition rate.
I think Dial and Jerod-Eddie will get the last two spots
[ Edited by SonocoNinerFan on Jun 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM ]