Ranking the Roster

Warpath¹s roster ranking of each player let¹s you know who¹s got a good shot at going to Honolulu after the season, who¹s likely to be clearing out their locker before the season, and every status in between.

PRO BOWL

TE Stephen Alexander ‹ New offense means breakout season.
LB LaVar Arrington ‹ Makes big move in second year.
CB Champ Bailey ‹ 2000 Pro Bowl makes him Green¹s heir.
DE Marco Coleman ‹ Hard pressed to match outstanding year.
RB Stephen Davis ‹ Tries for third straight 1,000-yard season.

SOLID STARTERS

LB Shawn Barber ‹ Should rebound from shoulder problems.
P Brian Barker ‹ Newcomer is a steady performer.
KR Michael Bates ‹ Five-time Pro Bowler is an upgrade.
G Matt Campbell ‹ Shoulder is the only question.
G Ben Coleman ‹ Moves from tackle, good feet.
K Brett Conway ‹ Team missed him last year.
WR Rod Gardner ‹ Rookie first-rounder should earn job.
QB Jeff George ‹ Biggest key on the team.
CB Darrell Green ‹ One last time, probably as starter.
OT Jon Jansen ‹ Emerging as outstanding right tackle.
DE Kenard Lang ‹ Can he handle move from end at 270?
LB Kevin Mitchell ‹ Will be pressed in camp to win job.
C Cory Raymer ‹ Missed last year with knee injury.
OT Chris Samuels ‹ Coming off solid rookie year at left tackle.
S Sam Shade ‹ Plays the run well, vulnerable on pass.
DE Bruce Smith ‹ Late 2000 slide means pace is key.
WR Michael Westbrook ‹ Should break out in contract year.
DT Dan Wilkinson ‹ Steady, but could be so much more.

KEY RESERVES

DS Ethan Albright ‹ New deep snapper must be upgrade.
FB Donnell Bennett ‹ Veteran should help in spots.
DT Delbert Cowsette ‹ 2000 draft pick could be sleeper.
C Mark Fischer ‹ Decent last year as emergency starter.
TE Zeron Flemister ‹ Big body can catch the ball.
G Derrick Fletcher ‹ Can move mountains, first off bench.
CB Donovan Greer ‹ Should get nickel time, special teamer.
DE Derrick Ham ‹ Should spell Bruce Smith at times.
LB Robert Jones ‹ May outlast Mitchell as starter.
WR Kevin Lockett ‹ Could open season as starter.
LB Eddie Mason ‹ Standout special teamer keeps job.
WR Darnerian McCants ‹ Watch this rookie as No. 4 receiver.
G Michael Moore ‹ Poor off-season keeps him on the bench.
S Ifeanyi Ohalete ‹ Sleeper to win free safety job.
TE Walter Rasby ‹ Replaces James Jenkins as blocker.
G Jason Schwab ‹ Made good impression in off-season.
CB Fred Smoot ‹ Second-rounder could start sometime.
S David Terrell ‹ Gets first chance at free safety job.

ON THE BUBBLE

LB Jauron Dailey ‹ Needs a break to make roster.
DT Jerry DeLoach ‹ Seems like No. 5 in four-man job.
WR Latef Grim ‹ Special teams could earn job.
CB Lloyd Harrison ‹ Better show off to new bosses.
QB Todd Husak ‹ No. 2, but watch for veteran signing.
FB Bryan Johnson ‹ Needs to get noticed in practice.
TE Ivan Mercer ‹ Probably practice squad.
DT Mario Monds ‹ Sixth-rounder may grab last spot.
WR Winston October ‹ Vulnerable despite punt returner.
QB Sage Rosenfels ‹ Fourth-rounder probably holds clip board.
S Josh Symonette ‹ Better play well on special teams.

ROSTER CUTS

LB Cornelius Anthony ‹ Has to blow people up.
OT David Brant ‹ Reserve job up for grabs.
DT Terry Bryant ‹ Practice squad at best.
FB Mike Cerimele ‹ Odd man out, gets little attention.
RB Jamaal Dinkins ‹ Better break long ones early.
P Dan Frantz ‹ Long shot unless Barker gets hurt.
WR Tyrone Goodson ‹ Special teams is only hope.
OT Brad Harms ‹ With best effort, may get look.
OT Tam Hopkins ‹ Has some size, potential.
S Martavius Houston ‹ Not easy to cut, may land elsewhere.
S Jason Kaiser ‹ Great athleticism and versatility.
G Ryan Kalich ‹ Odd man out at position.
DE Roderick Kelly ‹ Hoping to show up on film.
OT Trey Langley ‹ Needs a break to make team.
S Central McClellion ‹ One career game for Š Dallas.
LB Chaz Murphy ‹ Maybe, just maybe as teamer.
WR Tommy Nash ‹ Looks good, caught in numbers crunch.
LB Antonio Pierce ‹ Great practices might earn a look.
LB Anthony Sessions ‹ Pressed to make practice squad.
TE John Sigmund ‹ Caught too far on depth chart.
OT Terrance Simmons ‹ Prospect, maybe NFL Europe.
WR Justin Skaggs ‹ Lots of speed, needs seasoning.
WR Willie Spencer ‹ Has some game, but caught in numbers.
RB Stanley Stephens ‹ Better show something quickly.
DT Eric Stevenson ‹ Can bang, but needs more speed.
WR Derrius Thompson ‹ Last coach loved him, but he¹s gone.
OT Ross Tucker ‹ Maybe finds some luck in games.
CB Greg Walls ‹ Good instincts, needs experience.
QB Mike Watkins ‹ Strong arm, long-range prospect.
RB Kenny Watson ‹ Nice footwork, but has to stand out.
CB Eric Whitfield ‹ Veteran gets a slight edge to stay.

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