Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Scratching the Surface: A 53-Man Roster Projection #3

Daniel House projects the Vikings final 53-man roster before the team take on the Titans in the final preseason game of the 2013 season.

Listed is my second 53-man roster projection heading into week four of the preseason. I will update this grouping before the final roster cuts occur.
QB (3) -- Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, McLeod Bethel-Thompson

RB (3) -- Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, Joe Banyard

FB (1) -- Jerome Felton*, Zach Line

WR (6) -- Greg Jennings, Jarius Wright, Jerome Simpson, Cordarrelle Patterson, Stephen Burton, Joe Webb

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 (1) - Brandon Fusco

RT (2) -- Phil Loadholt, Brandon Keith

LDE (2) -- Brian Robison, George Johnson
RDE (2) -- Jared Allen, Everson Griffen

NT (2) -- Letroy Guion, Fred Evans

DT (2) -- Kevin Williams, Sharrif Floyd, *Christian Ballard

OLB (4) -- Chad Greenway, Marvin Mitchell, Desmond Bishop, Gerald Hodges

MLB (3) -- Erin Henderson, Audie Cole, Michael Mauti

LCB (2) -- Josh Robinson, Xavier Rhodes

RCB (4) -- Chris Cook, A.J. Jefferson, Brandon Burton, Marcus Sherels

SS (4) -- Jamarca Sanford, Mistral Raymond, Robert Blanton, Andrew Sendejo

FS (1) -- Harrison Smith

K (1) -- Blair Walsh

P (1) -- Jeff Locke

LS (1) -- Cullen Loeffler

PUP: WR-Greg Childs

Position Personnel Numbers:

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

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1 comment:

  1. Why does everyone have such a soft spot for Webb? To my eyes he does nothing exceptional: below average QB, and a mediocre WR at best (and there is a good chance he just plain sucks.) And, no STs ability that we have seen. So why? Why waste a roster spot on him. Yes, he is supposedly a good character guy, but I fear the coaches are blinded by his supposed athletic potetial. He has been in the league too long for not doing much of anything. Cut ties already. Say, here is an idea: give his spot to Randle. Hell, it's crazy but imagine giving the roster spot to a guy that can already play special teams, be a RB, and is also a good character guy. Instead we get Webb for another year of most likely nothing, and watching a stiff hipped, no speed RB like Banyard, or a low speed, porous blitz blocker like Asiata, do nothing all year. We saw this same thing with Reynaud and Todman (both of whom are making goods contributions to their respective teams), and we are seeing it again with Randle. I can see keeping Gerhart, but Asiata and Banyard? This team's coaches are just irritating. Take Wright as an example: Don't play him all year, then play him with great success, but only after Percy goes down - when! and here is the real kicker, all the while playing Aromashado (sp) and Jenkins!?!?! (Is it going to be the same thing with Cordarelle?) We need play makers, something Webb, Burton (for the most part - good blocker), Banyard, and Asiata are not.