Re: Okay - where do they all fit???
posted at 5/13/2014 2:09 AM EDT
Where should they fit?
Easley makes it.
Garapollo makes it. IF All else fails in a not-too-extreme 53 man sense, Mallet is in his last year and he gets cut. Do you keep a roster spot IF you're probably letting him go to a higher bidder next year, idk? NE drafted Garapollo for the future.
Bryan Stork is with Ryan Wendell at OC...Both guys can also play OG. They gotta be both on the 53. Braxston Cave?
James White is with Stevan Ridley & Shane Vareen...I don't think a 4th RB on roster currently comes close. Maybe a 4th with Brandon Bolden...then there's James Develin & Jonas Grey- BB could the 1st 3...or possibly 4.
Cameron Fleming OT with Nate Solder, Marcus Cannon & Sebastian Vollmer...again, I'm not sure anyone else is really that close. There's 4...RJ Mattes & Jordan Devey?
Next, ya got Logan Mankins & Dan Connoly & have to decide between 2 outta 3 of- Jon Halapio & Chris Barker & Josh Kline...maybe you can keep ALL 3, or just stash 1 on the PUP-seeing as Cannon, Wendell, Stork, and I believe Fleming too, have all played OG & also, ya got such depth ya wanna keep @ A-lot of potential/equal depth skill @ WR, DL, & the Secondary.
Zach Moore-Practice Squad...I'm sure BB probably thinks that IF someone wants to immediately keep a DII Ed 6 Project DE no-matter-how-physically-gifted, On their 53- whatever.
Jemea Thomas @ CB... Probably PS, but who knows? Next year DMC's sees FA and someone'll pay him HUGE, and Revis is a 1 year rental seeing his 2nd year is for a gazillion $'s. After those 2, ya got Kyle Arrington, Alfonso Dennard, Brandon Browner, and in almost all probability, Logan Ryan. 6 guys without Thomas. IF ya kept Thomas? =7. At any given time 4 see the field at any given time. Many times these days 5. So what IF ya kept 8? =Who's left is Nate Ebner, Duron Harmon, Tavon Wilson, & Patrick Chung, Kanorris Davis, & Justin Green. Idk how many they usually keep, so...? It's tough, but IF all else failed, I'd rather want Ebner & Browner's conversion to SS, than either of Wilson, or Chung. In some odd scenario eyeing next year...maybe Thomas actually makes the 53?
WR's stacked...so Jeremy Gallon, probably PS-Granted Aaron Dobson, Josh Thompkins, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell, & Matthew Slater. That's at least 6 Wideouts probably who're gonna be making the team. Afterwords, ya still got Josh Boyce, Mark Harrison, Reggie Orton, & Greg Dunn.
TE has Gronk, Hoomanawanui, then probably I see just 1 more in that Asa UDFA guy and/or DJ Williams...and there's a few other UDFA's. I see BB using a "move" TE, whom could even be a player-type like LaFell, so...?
BB'll shortchange somewhere for DL, granted: Rob Ninkovich, Jake Bequette, Chandler Jones, VW, Dominique Easley, Armond Armstead, Sealver Siliga, Will Smith, Chris Jones, Michael Buchanon, Joe Vellano, Marcus Forston, and Zach Moore.
^ That's rough...but with Mayo, Hightower, and Collins, the only true locks 1 could forsee right now @ LB, some of Nink & Bequette can translate to LB too (Ja'Gared Davis Josh Hull, Steve Beauharnais, Chris White, your other LBs?). So what IF, the 1st 3 with Nink & Bequette included @ LB for 5...then you could count 6/7 other/pure DL of: Chandler Jones, VW, Easley, Armstead, and 3 of: Siliga, Smith, Jones, Buchanon, Vellano, Forston, Moore.
IF you just did that, and didn't add 1 more, you'd have 12 DL and LBs towards your 53...41 spots left. Then 3 RBs=38. If ya only did 2 QBs=36. What IF only 2 true TE's_Hoom & Gronk w/ using a "Move" WR/TE? Then 34. 4 OGs and 4 OTs & 2 OCs (some guys playing OC/OG & OT/OG)-24 spots left. And what IF you kept those 8 Secondary guys? =Then 16 spots. Now WR- 6 guaranteed including Slater=10 spots left. 1 punter & 1 Kicker=8 spots.
...8 spots to go, so now: You can keep 1 more newbie TE (Asa?), 1 more WR, 1 LS, a 3rd QB in Mallet...4 left. 2 more DL + 2 more OL...or: 2 more DL + 1 more OL + Maybe 1 more RB in Bolden?
...there, lol- Now no one needs ta go to training camp this year :^)