We're having a friendly little contest between myself, Brad Hill of JaguarsBlog.com, Shane Clemons of TheJaggernaut.com, and Zoltan of BlackAndTeal.com with the 53-man roster. We're each doing a prediction and seeing who can be the most accurate.
After the jump is my 53-man prediction, along with some players I think could wind up "stashed" on injured reserve. One guy I know who won't make the roster however is Blake Gabbert. C'mon CBS47.... HOW MANY PRESEASON GAMES Y'ALL GONNA DO THIS?
QB - David Garrard, Luke McCown, Blaine Gabbert
RB/FB - Maurice Jones-Drew, Rashad Jennings*, Deji Karim, Greg Jones, Montell Owens, Brock Bolen
TE - Marcedes Lewis, Zach Miller, Zach Potter
WR - Mike Thomas, Jason Hill, Cecil Shorts, Jarett Dillard, Kassim Osgood, Jamar Newsome
OL - Eugene Monroe, Eben Britton, Will Rackley, Uche Nwaneri, Brad Meester, Jason Spitz, Guy Whimper, Tony Moll
DE - Aaron Kampman, Jeremy Mincey, Matt Roth, Austen Lane
DT - Terrance Knighton, Tyson Alualu, Leger Douzable, Nate Collins, D'Anthony Smith
LB - Daryl Smith, Paul Posluszny, Clint Session, Kyle Bosworth, Russell Allen, Jacob Cutrera
CB - Rashean Mathis, Derrek Cox, Drew Coleman, David Jones, William Middleton
S - Dawan Landry, Courtney Greene, Chris Prosinski, Rod Issac
I put an asterisk next to Jennings name, because we have no idea the severity of his injury. If it's serious and he winds up on injured reserve, I believe DuJuan Harris would take his roster spot. Harris, in all likelyhood, winds up on the practice squad.
Some other possible IR stashes:
D'Anthony Smith, Larry Hart, and Aaron Morgan. I don't have any of the three making it because neither of the three have really done anything to warrant it. Smith and Hart are both injured and missed the final game. Smith, in my opinion, hasn't shown anything at all coming off his Achilles injury which is what I warned everyone about. Those can easily be career killers and I just don't think he's there yet. Hart I would just flat out cut, as he's shown absolutely nothing.
The tough part is figuring out where the team will go light or heavy.
EDIT: I had only 52, apparently. Fixed it.