FINAL 53 MAN ROSTER PREDICTION
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, Will Whittaker, Ross Tucker, Stephon Heyer
DL (9) – Renaldo Wynn, Andre Carter, Cornelius Griffin, Phillip Daniels, Joe Savale'a, Demetric Evans, Kedrick Golston, Anthony Montgomery, Alex Buzbee
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
LS (1) – Ethan Albright
K (1) – Shaun Suisham
P (1) – Derrick Frost
|Last 5 On||Last 5 Off|
|Ross Tucker OL||Jason Fabini OL/ Tyrone Whitley OL|
I'm still not convinced any of these guys should make the roster and that the Skins have missed the boat with not having a proven cheap vet in camp with starting experience……………especially with Randy Thomas' knee is playing up and Chris Samuels straining a knee. But right now I'll lean towards Tucker of the guys listed here. It wouldn't surprise me if another vet is brought in and beats them all out.
|Mike Espy WR||Corey Bradford WR|
The young project versus the veteran. In the end it may very well be their special teams abilities that determine who gets the roster spot rather than their receiving skills. But for now Espy has the spot because he knows the system and has shown he can play some pretty good ST's.
|Eric Edwards TE||Tyler Ecker TE|
Another young project versus the veteran type battle. This time though – at least initially – I'll lean towards the experienced player to take the third TE spot. Edwards has good hands and has started in this league for Arizona. Ecker has also missed some camp time with injury which puts him further behind the eight-ball in his bid to grab the last TE spot.
|Vernon Fox S||Omar Stoutmire S|
Taylor, Landry and Prioleau have three of the four spots locked down. Both Fox and Stoutmire played well in 2006 for the Skins and Saints respectively. So again special teams may well be the separator in this battle and right now I would lean to Fox.
|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.