Sunday, August 11, 2013

Scratching the Surface: A 53-Man Roster Projection


Daniel House takes a 'premature' stab at the Vikings final 53-man roster, which he will do after every Vikings preseason game.

Listed is my 53-man roster projection after week one of the preseason. I will update this grouping each week of the preseason as players 'shake-up' the roster.

QB (3) -- Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, McLeod Bethel-Thompson

RB (4) -- Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, Matt Asiata, Bradley Randle

FB (1) -- Jerome Felton

WR (5) -- Greg Jennings, Jarius Wright, Jerome Simpson, Cordarrelle Patterson, Stephen Burton

TE (3) -- Kyle Rudolph, John Carlson, Rhett Ellison

LT (1) -- Matt Kalil

LG (2) -- Charlie Johnson, Jeff Baca

C (2) -- John Sullivan, Joe Berger

RG (3) - Brandon Fusco, Seth Olsen, Travis Bond

RT (1) -- Phil Loadholt

LDE (1) -- Brian Robison
RDE (3) -- Jared Allen, Everson Griffen, George Johnson

NT (2) -- Letroy Guion, Fred Evans

DT (2) -- Kevin Williams, Sharrif Floyd

OLB (5) -- Chad Greenway, Marvin Mitchell, Desmond Bishop, Tyrone McKenzie, Gerald Hodges

MLB (2) -- Erin Henderson, Michael Mauti

LCB (2) -- Josh Robinson, Xavier Rhodes

RCB (4) -- Chris Cook, A.J. Jefferson, Brandon Burton, Bobby Felder

SS (3) -- Jamarca Sanford, Mistral Raymond, Andrew Sendejo

FS (1) -- Harrison Smith

K (1) -- Blair Walsh

P (1) -- Jeff Locke

LS (1) -- Cullen Loeffler

PUP: WR-Greg Childs, CB- Jacob Lacey

Position Personnel Numbers:

QB's: 3
RB's: 4
FB's: 1
WR: 5
TE: 3
OL: 9
DL: 8
LB: 7
CB: 6
S: 4
Specialists: 3

Attempted Practice Squad:

Adam Thielen
Zach Line
Chase Ford
Joe Banyard
Everett Dawkins
Brandan Bishop
Greg McCoy
Darius Eubanks

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  1. I think the Vikings will keep Webb, and potentially take Line over Asiata. This is a great list though, what I said is just an opinion. @VikingsCanada

  2. I like your roster. I personally think Bradley Randle gives a better playmaking ability than every running back on the team not named Peterson..

  3. I don't believe Olson makes it at guard. Perhaps we will claim another off waivers.