Predicting the 53-Man Roster

Well its about that time of year. I am gonna throw out my guess at the 53-Man roster the Saints will have at the end of training camp heading into the season. This ought to get everyone riled up on their Monday.

 

Offense

Pos. Player Player Player Player Player
QB Drew Brees Mark Brunell Tyler Palko
RB Deuce McAllister
Pierre Thomas
Reggie Bush Aaron Stecker
FB Mike Karney Kevin Dudley
TE Eric Johnson Billy Miller Mark Campbell
WR Marques Colston David Patten Robert Meachem Devery Henderson Adrian Arrington
OT Jammal Brown
Jon Stinchcomb
Zach Strief
Jermon Bushrod
G Jamar Nesbit Jahri Evans
Andy Alleman
Carl Nicks
C Jonathan Goodwin
Matt Lehr

 

 

Defense

Pos. Player Player Player Player Player Player
DE Will Smith Charles Grant Bobby McCray Jeremy Geathers
DT Sedrick Ellis Brian Young Hollis Thomas DeMario Pressley
LB Jonathan Vilma Scott Fujita Dan Morgan
Mark Simoneau Scott Shanle
CB Mike McKenzie Randall Gay Jason David Usama Young
Tracy Porter
Aaron Glenn
S Roman Harper Josh Bullocks
Kevin Kaesviharn
David Roach

 

Special Teams

Pos. Player
K Taylor Mehlhaff
P Steve Weatherford
LS Kevin Houser

 

Offense:

  • Brunell is a safer pick at backup due to experience, but Palko should be impressive. 
  • Deuce is loose assuming his knees are fine. Otherwise, Pierre is the guy and Deuce takes a limited role. Reggie gets used in various creative ways.
  • No changes at fullback and  tight end.
  • I took Arrington over Terrence Copper and Lance Moore (I like him), though their special teams ability could win them a spot. Arrington will have to contribute on special teams, which is a question mark because Adrian has been noted for avoiding contact and not being a hard worker.
  • Goodwin is the new starter at center.
  • Carl Nicks earns his spot.

Defense:

  • Jeremy Geathers wins a spot at end.
  • Sedrick Ellis starts. Antwan Lake and Kendrick Clancy are gone.
  • I'm a little concerned about Dan Morgans health. Simoneau and Shanle could very well still be in the mix.
  • Cornerback was tough. I went with six. Jason Craft is the loser, though it could be anyone.
  • I only went with four safeties, thinking one of the CB's could fill in.

Special Teams:

  • Taylor Mehlhaff iimpresses.
  • Waylon Prather won't beat out  Steve Weatherford, unofficial MVP for the first half of last season.
  • Experience carries Kevin Houser at long snapper, an often overlooked yet critical position.

I know you have a problem with something. This is open for discussion so lets hear what you got to say! Really it's way to early to really know whats going to happen, but this is all in good fun.

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