QB (3): C. Kaep, McCoy, Daniels
Daniels has more to offer to the roster than Tolzien, hence the reason he was cut, but Daniels won't be active on game days. Next season He'll be the #2 guy.
RB (4): Gore, Hunter, LMJ, Dixon (PUP: Lattimore)
Sorry folks, Dixon won't be going anywhere. Too versatile, and too important on ST to be cut.
FB (1): Miller
TE (3): Davis, McDonald, Celek
I'd like to see Gray beat out Celek for a roster spot. But either will make the 46. I get the feeling that Celek is gonna win.
WR (5): Boldin, Williams, Moore, Patton, Baldwin (PUP/IR: Crabs, Manningham)
We keep 5 because Manningham WILL be back at some point. But I highly doubt that Manningham is gonna be back in time to make a significant enough impact on the roster to be anything other than a 4th option at WR, especially since Patton showed with little time he got, and if Williams proves to be healthy. Unless we run into the injury bug at WR I just don't see a need to rush Manningham back unless we needed to. Unlike many here, I thought A. J. was gonna prove why JH & Co. spent a 1st on him. I thought he'd step up and claim that #2 spot. Man was I wrong!! Patton is the future to me.
RT: Davis, Snyder
RG: Boone, Looney
C: Goodwin, Kilgore
LG: Iupati, Looney
LT: Staley, Snyder
[Note]: 8 O-lineman.
Snyder can play all 5 spots and will be our swing man. Looney won't be active, but he and Kilgore are the future.
DL/NG (3): Williams, Dorsey, Jerod-Eddie
DE/DT (4): J. Smith, McDonald, Tukuafu
[Note]: 7 on the D-line
I think Williams starts over Dorsey. JH & Co. are gonna see their Okoye project through, so I really think that he'll will be back on the PS. We are gonna get rotation – good rotation – along the D-line this season. When Tank returns either Tukuafu or Jerod-Eddie is gone. I'd guess Jerod-Eddie will be the odd man out.
OLB (5): A. Smith, Brooks, Lemonier, Johnson, Skuta,
Deep here. I thought Haralson was gonna be around for a while, but I understand the trade. Lemonier flashed all kinds of ability, and Cam Johnson has gotten MUCH better. At first I thought Cam wouldn't make the 46. But Cam has preformed better than Skuta to me, so Cam makes the 46 but not Skuta.
ILB (4): Willis, Bowman, Wilhoite, Moody
Man, Wilhoite really put a chock-hold on that #2 ILB spot. Before I was really concerned about the depth here, but he showed his ass.
CB (5): Brown, Asomugha, Rogers, Cox, Cooper
Cooper is gonna make the team. I think Cooper will be a steal and make the 46. Big physical CB aren't easy things to come by in the NFL. If we cut Cooper he won't last a day on the street; he's gonna make a 46 roster. With Asomugha the clear #3 (basically a starter these days) Brock will be out.
FS (3): Reid, Spillman, Robinson
SS (2): Whitner, Dahl
K (1): Dawson
P (1): Lee
LS (1): Jennings
Italicized won't be on the 46
Talent all up and down this roster. I think this season is perhaps the easiest 53 to predict. Plus, we have all kinds of talent stashed away on IR and PUP. We're set up to be talented for a long time.
[ Edited by 9ersLiferInChicago on Aug 30, 2013 at 7:01 AM ]