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Predict 53 man Roster- 2017

I want to see your guys' roster predictions. Throw them out and lets discuss.

Or list some of your surprises and shocking cuts.

My surprise guy who makes the roster is KD Cannon.
[ Edited by JustinNiner on May 5, 2017 at 11:19 AM ]
QB: Hoyer, Barkley, Beathard
FB: Juszczyk
RB: Hyde, Hightower, J Williams, Breida
WRx: Garcon, Cannon
WRz: Goodwin, A Robinson
WRy: Kerley, T Taylor
TE: V McDonald, Kittle, Paulsen
LT: Staley
LG: Beadles, Garnett
C: Kilgore
RG: Zuttah, Magnuson
RT: T Brown, Gilliam

(Base Downs)
LEO: Armstead, Lynch, Taumoepenu
5T: Buckner, Dial
3T: S Thomas, Blair
1T: Mitchell, D Jones
SAM: M Smith, Harold, Brooks
MIKE: Bowman, Coyle
WILL: Foster, Armstrong
LCB: R Robinson
RCB: Witherspoon, D Johnson
NCB: Redmond, K Williams
FS: Ward, Jerome
SS: Reid, Tartt

LS: Nelson
K: Gould
P: Pinion

Closest Camp Battles:
Jerome vs Colbert
Breida vs Harris vs Bibbs
Cannon vs Bolden vs Smelter
Pita vs Gilbert
7th and 8th O-Line spots
[ Edited by Cooper22 on May 5, 2017 at 11:35 AM ]
Here's what I came up with!

(3) QB -- Hoyer, Barkley, Beathard
(3) RB -- Hyde, Hightower, Williams
(1) FB -- Juszczyk
(6) WR -- Garcon, Goodwin, Kerley, Robinson, Taylor, Cannon
(3) TE -- McDonald, Paulsen, Kittle
(3) T -- Staley, Brown, Gilliam
(3) G -- Garnett, Beadles, Fusco
(2) C -- Zuttah, Kilgore

(3) LEO -- Lynch, Armstead?, Taumoepenu
(6) DL -- Buckner, Mitchell, Thomas, Dial, Blair, Jones
(2) WILL -- Foster, Smith
(2) MIKE -- Bowman, Coyle
(3) SAM -- Brooks, Harold, Watson
(4) CB -- Robinson, Witherspoon, Johnson, Colbert
(2) Slot -- Williams, Redmond
(2) FS -- Ward, Jones
(2) SS -- Reid, Tartt

(1) K -- Gould
(1) P -- Pinion
(1) LS -- Nelson

24 Offense
26 Defense
3 Special Teams
53 Total
[ Edited by SofaKing on May 5, 2017 at 11:38 AM ]
Originally posted by Cooper22:
QB: Hoyer, Barkley, Beathard
FB: Juszczyk
RB: Hyde, Hightower, J Williams, Breida
WRx: Garcon, Cannon
WRz: Goodwin, A Robinson
WRy: Kerley, T Taylor
TE: V McDonald, Kittle, Paulsen
LT: Staley
LG: Beadles, Garnett
C: Kilgore
RG: Zuttah, Magnuson
RT: T Brown, Gilliam

(Base Downs)
LEO: Armstead, Lynch, Taumoepenu
5T: Buckner, Dial
3T: S Thomas, Blair
1T: Mitchell, D Jones
SAM: M Smith, Harold, Brooks
MIKE: Bowman, Coyle
WILL: Foster, Armstrong
LCB: R Robinson
RCB: Witherspoon, D Johnson
NCB: Redmond, K Williams
FS: Ward, Jerome
SS: Reid, Tartt

LS: Nelson
K: Gould
P: Pinion

Dry nice job coop. Only thing you can question is Cannon,Jerome, Breida. So I guess I'll be on record and say 48 positions are already a lock IMO. Then you can nitpick on Don Jones/Dial. Might not need both and then you can carry an extra pass rusher/CB/TE.
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Originally posted by SofaKing:
Here's what I came up with!

(3) QB -- Hoyer, Barkley, Beathard
(3) RB -- Hyde, Hightower, Williams
(1) FB -- Juszczyk
(6) WR -- Garcon, Goodwin, Kerley, Robinson, Taylor, Cannon
(3) TE -- McDonald, Paulsen, Kittle
(3) T -- Staley, Brown, Gilliam
(3) G -- Garnett, Beadles, Fusco
(2) C -- Zuttah, Kilgore

(3) LEO -- Lynch, Armstead?, Taumoepenu
(6) DL -- Buckner, Mitchell, Thomas, Dial, Blair, Jones
(2) WILL -- Foster, Smith
(2) MIKE -- Bowman, Coyle
(3) SAM -- Brooks, Harold, Watson
(4) CB -- Robinson, Witherspoon, Johnson, Colbert
(2) Slot -- Williams, Redmond
(2) FS -- Ward, Jones
(2) SS -- Reid, Tartt

(1) K -- Gould
(1) P -- Pinion
(1) LS -- Nelson

24 Offense
26 Defense
3 Special Teams
53 Total

Your right on the money, Sofa.
Here's my try:

Defense - 25
Offense - 25
ST - 3

DL (8)
Armstead, Arik
Blair, Ronald
Buckner, DeForest
Dial, Quinton
Jones, D.J.
Mitchell, Earl
Taumoepenu, Pita
Thomas, Solomon

LB (7)
Armstrong, Ray-Ray
Bowman, NaVorro
Brooks, Ahmad
Foster, Reuben
Harold, Eli
Lynch, Aaron
LB Smith, Malcolm

CB (6)
Johnson, Dontae
Reaser, Keith
Redmond, Will
Robinson, Rashard
Williams, K'Waun
Witherspoon, Ahkello

S (4)
S Colbert, Adrian
S Reid, Eric
S Tartt, Jaquiski
S Ward, Jimmie

OL (8)
Beadles, Zane
Brown, Trent
Garnett, Joshua
Gilliam, Garry
Kilgore, Daniel
Staley, Joe
Theus, John
Zuttah, Jeremy

RB (5)
Breida, Matt
Hightower, Tim
Hyde, Carlos
Juszczyk, Kyle
Williams, Joe

TE (3)
Kittle, George
McDonald, Vance
Paulsen, Logan

WR (6)
Cannon, KD
Garçon, Pierre
Goodwin, Marquise
Kerley, Jeremy
Robinson, Aldrick
Taylor, Trent

QB (3)
Barkley, Matt
Beathard, C.J.
Hoyer, Brian

ST (3)
Gould, Robbie
Nelson, Kyle
Pinion, Bradley
FINAL UPDATE

Note: Base (run defense/first down offense) personnel noted first. This is where I project players will be the majority of their snaps noting that nickel/dime and sub packages will be plenty.

rookie

Offensive Personnel: --- 24
QB: Brian Hoyer; C.J. Beathard
RB1: Carlos Hyde; Joe Williams
RB2: Matt Breida; Raheem Mostert
OW: *Kyle Juszczyk
TE: George Kittle; Logan Paulsen
XWR: Marquise Goodwin; Aldrick Robinson & Victor Bolden Jr.
YWR: Jeremy Kerley; Trent Taylor
ZWR: Pierre Garçon; Kendrick Bourne
LOT: Joe Staley
LG: Zane Beadles; [Joshua Garnett]
C: Daniel Kilgore; Erik Magnuson
RG: Brandon Fusco; Laken Tomlinson
ROT: Trenton Brown; Gary Gilliam

*Offensive Weapon (RB/FB/TE/WR)

Defensive Personnel: --- 26
SAM: Eli Harold
LDE: *Solomon Thomas; Tank Carradine
NT: *Earl Mitchell; D.J. Jones
RDT: *DeForest Buckner; *Sen'Derrick Marks
LEO: *Arik Armstead
NER: Elvis Dumervil & Aaron Lynch; Dekoda Watson & Pita Taumoepenu
MIKE: Navarro Bowman; Brock Coyle
WILL: Reuben Foster; Ray-Ray Armstrong
RCB: Dontae Johnson; Ahkello Witherspoon
S/CB: K'Waun Williams; Keith Reaser
LCB: Rashard Robinson
FS: Jimmie Ward; Lorenzo Jerome & Adrian Colbert
SS: Eric Reid; Jaquiski Tartt

* Interior Rushers / NER = Nickel Edge Rushers

Special Teams: --- 3
LS: Kyle Nelson
PK: Robbie Gould
P: Bradley Pinion

KOR: Victor Bolden Jr. & Raheem Mostert
PR: Jeremy Kerley; Trent Taylor

[...] = One player will be initially cut and brought back after 24 hours once Joshua Garnett goes on I.R.
[ Edited by NCommand on Sep 1, 2017 at 5:52 PM ]
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Interesting that Atlanta had 4 TE's on their 53 last year.

I think it's a possibility 5 players make the 53 between the FB/OW and TE position.

Kyle Juszczyk
George Kittle
Vance McDonald
Logan Paulsen
Cole Hikutini

What do you guys think?
I don't see Hikutini making the 53, more like the PS. I wonder how many players are being shopped from last years team? Guys like McDonald are known, but perhaps guys like Celek,Bell,Reid, others are on the block? Does Garnett fit our scheme, or does he possibly become trade bait? Kind of early to give up on him, but if he's not a scheme fit, and we could get something like a 2nd for him, then I might move him and roll with a vet in his place at RG.
Hikutini is a lock for PS I think. If we can trade Vance we will, Paulsen is a 1 year deal, and I doubt Belk/Celek make the 53 man cut.

Right now Kittle seems to be our only mid/long term option with Juice playing a hybrid FB/TE role.

Hukutini definitely will be kept close at hand. Will probably be told to shadow Paulsen as his strengths are Hikutini's weaknesses.

One thing you guys need to consider is cap implications.

Don Jones has $750K guaranteed in his 2yr deal, and even with a June 1 cut we only save like $365K, I'd rather have a proven STer on the team than a rookie.

Brock Coyle got a $400K signing bonus, and he would be the backup MIKE LBer.

Vance has $7.7M GTD left on his deal, we'd lose money if cut, we could gain if we trade him.

Celek we gain very little, like $950K ish if cut.
Originally posted by JaggedJ:
Hikutini is a lock for PS I think. If we can trade Vance we will, Paulsen is a 1 year deal, and I doubt Belk/Celek make the 53 man cut.

Right now Kittle seems to be our only mid/long term option with Juice playing a hybrid FB/TE role.

Hukutini definitely will be kept close at hand. Will probably be told to shadow Paulsen as his strengths are Hikutini's weaknesses.

I don't think Hikutini would make it to the PS. He would probably be picked up by another team if he were cut.
Originally posted by JaggedJ:
Hikutini is a lock for PS I think. If we can trade Vance we will, Paulsen is a 1 year deal, and I doubt Belk/Celek make the 53 man cut.

Right now Kittle seems to be our only mid/long term option with Juice playing a hybrid FB/TE role.

Hukutini definitely will be kept close at hand. Will probably be told to shadow Paulsen as his strengths are Hikutini's weaknesses.

Nice post...agree.
Originally posted by longterm9erfan:
I don't think Hikutini would make it to the PS. He would probably be picked up by another team if he were cut.

We always think that...
Also I think Cole Hikutini may be stashed on NFI, as he isn't fully healed, or the reason he fell was an injury, so we may not even. need to have a roster spot for him this year.

Couple others

Tank has $1M GTD for 2017 in his base

Dial has $1.4M GTD for his 2017 base

I know we have cap room, but it's not smart to eat money when we have the potential to land Kirk Cousins in 2018. We need to preserve cap space for next year as well.
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