Re: Locks to make the opening day roster
posted at 6/28/2010 12:33 AM EDT
Tom Brady, Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Stephen Gostkowski, Sebastian Vollmer, Dan Koppen, Stephen Neal, Logan Mankins, Kevin Faulk, Matt Light, Brian Hoyer, Aaron Hernandez, Nick Kaczur, Rob Gronkowski, Taylor Price, Brandon Tate, Julian Edelman, Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, Brandon Meriweather, Leigh Bodden, Tully Banta-Cain, Ty Warren, Darius Butler, Pat Chung, Mike Wright, Gary Guyton, Myron Pryor, Rob Ninkovich, Jonathan Wilhite, James Sanders, Brandon Spikes, Devin McCourty, Jermaine Cunningham
...are all pretty much locks; whether it because of skill, contract, experience, potential, or by virtue of odds, they're all sitting pretty.
Others likely to make it, I think, are: Laurence Maroney, Zoltan Mesko, Thomas Welch, Torry Holt, Fred Taylor, Sammy Morris, Ted Larsen, Dan Connolly, Alge Crumpler, Ron Brace, Tyrone McKenzie, Derrick Burgess, Brandon McGowan.
My "borderline" guys I'm pulling for are: Zac Robinson, Terrence Wheatley, Dane Fletcher, Kyle Arrington, George Bussey, Sergio Brown, Darryl Richard, Matthew Slater, Eric Alexander, Thomas Clayton, Bret Lockett, Chris Taylor.
If I were to put together my 53-man depth chart as of today, assuming what's to come as far as this summer goes, I guess:
QB : Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Zac Robinson
RB : Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor, Kevin Faulk, Sammy Morris, Thomas Clayton
WR : Randy Moss, Torry Holt, Wes Welker (P.U.P.), Brandon Tate, Julian Edelman, Taylor Price, Matthew Slater
TE : Aaron Hernandez, Alge Crumpler, Rob Gronkowski
OL : Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Dan Koppen, Stephen Neal, Sebastian Vollmer, Nick Kaczur, Dan Connolly, Mark LeVoir, Ted Larsen
K : Stephen Gostkowski
LS : Thomas Welch
P : Zoltan Mesko
DL : Ty Warren, Vince Wilfork, Mike Wright, Myron Pryor, Ron Brace, Darryl Richard, Gerard Warren
OLB : Tully Banta-Cain, Derrick Burgess, Rob Ninkovich, Jermaine Cunnningham, Shawn Crable
MLB : Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Gary Guyton, Tyrone McKenzie
CB : Leigh Bodden, Darius Butler, Devin McCourty, Jonathan Wilhite, Terrence Wheatley
S : Brandon Meriweather, Pat Chung, James Sanders, Brandon McGowan, Bret Lockett (P.U.P)
PS: George Bussey, Rich Ohrnberger, Kade Weston, Brandon Deaderick, Sergio Brown, Dane Fletcher