CPND 53 Man Survivor: 8-17-07

CPND 53 Man Survivor: 8-17-07

Some 85 players have reported to training camp and only 53 of them will come out of camp as members of the Redskins. Eight others will make the practice squad. It's a zero-sum game; every job one player wins means that another one has lost his. Here, we fearlessly predict who will survive the dreaded Turk and emerge as one of the final 53 men standing. This is the 2nd installment.


FINAL 53 MAN ROSTER PREDICTION

OFFENSE

QB’s (3) – Jason Campbell, Mark Brunell, Todd Collins

RB’s (4) – Clinton Portis, Ladell Betts, Rock Cartwright, Derrick Blaylock

FB’s (1) – Mike Sellers

WR’s (5) – Santana Moss, Brandon Lloyd, Antwaan Randle El, James Thrash, Mike Espy

TE’s (3) – Chris Cooley, Todd Yoder, Eric Edwards

OL (9) – Chris Samuels, Todd Wade, Casey Rabach, Randy Thomas, Jon Jansen, Mike Pucillo, Jason Fabini, Ross Tucker, Stephon Heyer

DEFENSE

DL (9) – Renaldo Wynn, Andre Carter, Cornelius Griffin, Phillip Daniels, Joe Savale’a, Demetric Evans, Kedrick Golston, Anthony Montgomery, Justin Hickman

LB’s (7) – Marcus Washington, London Fletcher-Baker, Lemar Marshall, Rocky McIntosh, Khary Campbell, Dallas Sartz, HB Blades

CB’s (5) – Shawn Springs, Carlos Rogers, Fred Smoot, David Macklin, Ade Jimoh

S’s (4) – Sean Taylor, LaRon Landry, Pierson Prioleau, Vernon Fox

SPECIAL TEAMS

LS (1) – Ethan Albright

K (1) – Shaun Suisham

P (1) – Derrick Frost

Last 5 On Last 5 Off
Ross Tucker OL Tyrone Whitley OL

This is like picking between George Bush and Hilary Clinton.  Fabini now makes the roster by default more than by design due to Whitticker being cut.  This really is a weak link on this team.  They need a proven vet Guard with lots of experience in a hurry.

Mike Espy WR Corey Bradford WR

Espy is hanging on by a thread after a very average game against the Titans and a couple of poor days at practice.  The signing of Todd Pinkston shows that the coaching staff are not sold on any of these guys as the 5th receiver just year.

Justin Hickman DE Alex Buzbee DE/Jamaal Green DE

Hickman made a great heads up play against the Titans that surely would have caught the coach’s eye.  Coaches love players who make super smart heads up plays on the field which puts him in line for the final roster spot for the DL at this stage.

Vernon Fox S Omar Stoutmire S

This battle hasn’t moved much really in either direction.  Neither player has stood out so far.  We’ll keep an eye on this over the next couple of games.

Ade Jimoh CB Jerametrious Butler CB/Byron Westbrook CB

Jimoh has been one of Washington’s best special teams players over the past 5 years and continues to improve slowly as a pass defender.   Butler brings starting experience and is starting to hit his straps in camp, while the coaching staff have had nothing but praise for young Westbrook.  Jimoh has the final CB spot – for now.

SKINS STOCK MARKET

Rising :

Lorenzo Alexander DT
Pete Schmidt FB
Justin Hickman DE

Falling:

Mike Espy WR
Dallas Sartz LB
Mark Brunell QB

Early Practice Squad Prediction

1. Tyler Ecker TE
2. Byron Westbrook CB
3. Carl Berman WR
4. Marcus Mason RB
5. Jordan Palmer QB
6. Alex Buzbee DE
7. Chris Wilson DE
8. Kili Lefotu OL


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