Originally posted by NowImLost:
Moody, Robinson, and Daniels will probably be on the 53 man roster. Lockette, too, depending on if Manningham starts the year on PUP.
1. Lawrence Okoye - DE/DT
2. Luke Marquardt/Carter Bykowski - OT
3. Jewel Hampton/D.J. Harper - RB
4. Marcus Cooper - CB
5. MarQueis Gray - QB/RB/WR/TE
6. Sherman Carter/Patrick Omameh - OL
7. Michael Thomas - S
8. Cam Johnson/Darius Fleming - OLB
Thats my list ...
- This is assuming the top 4 make the 53 man roster and Manningham is on PUP
- I think at least one of Cam or Fleming will be on the squad. Whether they're both cut, or one makes the 53 man roster. I think Cam would be the more likely to bolt, seeing as he supposedly got offers to join other team's roster last year.
IMHO, this list is pretty close. I tend to look at the PS now though as a place to stash players at positions of need
in case they are needed during the season, not just developmental guys.
I'll start with the 2 no-brainers...DT Okoye and QB Daniels....IMHO, both need far too much development to actually make the 53 man roster. BTW, I think Gray gets cut. He has no passing skills and unless he comes out of nowhere as an HB or a WR, he ends up out.
I think either Bykowski or Marquardt or Netter makes the 53 as an OT. Whomever can play that swing tackle position the best gets the gig and whomever is second best goes to the PS.
Seems to me that Omameh has more athletic ability than Carter so I'm going with him but he only makes the PS if the OTs don't impress and that is unlikely. The team has pretty good depth at OG already as well. Only room for 1-2 OLmen on the PS so there is stiff competition there.
Both CBs Cooper and Morris make it to the PS because it is an area of need for the Niners and both need more development (and to get stronger)...
I think that WR Jacobs makes the PS because he is very quick and has a lot of return experience and ability. Like Morris, Jacobs is a small school prospect with a great tape.
I agree with you that Fleming makes the team because he can play both ILB and OLB and has pass rush skills. I also think Moody makes the team as a backup LB and ST guy. Both are versatile and are going to be monsters on ST they stick.
Since Cam Johnson was hurt most of last year, unless he impresses a lot in TC, I see him as a PS guy because he also has pass rush skills. He was on the active roster at the end of the year though so his PS eligibility is in question.
RB Harper has a good chance at the PS as well, unless he doesn't impress at all in which case Hampton is back on the PS.
So...my final list looks like this.
OT Marquardt or Bykowski
RB Harper or Hampton
OLB/DE C. Johnson (and if he isn't eligible, then both OTs above make it)
Guys like S Michael Thomas, S Trent Robinson, RB Jewel Hampton better make the team because I'm guessing if they don't they are going to get cut. I'm not sure if Robinson has any PS eligibility and the other two are going to get stiff competition.
BTW Zoners, I'm almost certain that Lockette doesn't have any more PS eligibility. He was on Seattle's PS for at least one full year and that was before he came to SF, where he was on the PS last year.
[ Edited by nw9erfan on May 3, 2013 at 6:39 PM ]