If everyone is healthy, these are my locks for the roster.
RB- Gore, Hunter, James, Lattimore(PUP at least)
WR- Crabs, Boldin, Mario, AJJ
TE- Vernon, McDonald
OL- Goodwin, Looney, Kilgore, Davis, Iupati, Staley, Boone
DL- J.Smith, Dorsey, McDonald, Tank, I.Williams
OLB- Aldon, Brooks, Lemonier
ILB- Willis, Bowman, Skuta
CB- Rogers, Brown, Culliver
S- Reid, Whitner, Dahl
ST- Lee, Dawson, Jennings
By count that's 40 players locked in. I want to put Patton, but never know, maybe he comes in and doesn't perform, we've seen 3rd round picks cut in year 1 before season because they didn't perform.
My battles to watch out for.
QB3- Daniels vs Tolzien (Daniels brings more to the table, can be like Tebow, but probably better, a gunner, returner if need be)
Do we keep Dixon or Hampton, or maybe this DJ Harper has something in him.
WR5-6 Patton, Williams, Lockette seem like the 3 best to make the team, maybe Marlon Moore, but doubt it right now.
3rd TE- Celek, Morrah, Grey, and maybe Dobbs
8th and 9th OL(IMO), Bykowski, Marquardt, Wiggins, Netter, maybe a veteran?
DL6 - Dial, Dobbs, Tukuafu, Divens, Jerod-Eddie, Purcell
CB- Nnamdi, does he still have enough to make the team, what about Brock and Cox? I doubt both make it if Nnamdi makes the team.
S- Spillman I would have said as a lock, but his deal is cap friendly, and he isn't the best option at SS behind Whitner. So Spillman, McBath, Robinson, M.Thomas, do we keep 1 or 2?
OLB Haralson, Fleming, Johnson?
Thats about it.
My winners, for spots 41-53
QB Bj Daniels
53rd roster spot goes to either a Safety or DL. So either Robinson or Dobbs.
I keep 9 OL due to the fact of injuries happen, and better to have the best 9 OL on the roster. Hopefully a veteran will be brought in as insurance. We have no backup at Tackle, especially if both go down(Staley and Davis).
Edit: 53rd goes to Moody for ILB depth, forgot ILB battle.
[ Edited by AB83Rules on Apr 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM ]