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Predicting the 53-man Roster: Redux

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The team has off today as they make their way back to Metry. Having gotten a clearer picture of just what this team looks like, I thought what better time to throw out another attempt at predicting just who will make this team of 53 and who wont. This, of course, is meant to spark conversation and your input is welcomed and awaited. Where did I go wrong and where did I go oh...so...right? Let us all know what you think about who makes what will inevitably be the greatest Saints team of all-time.

Offense

Pos. Player Player Player Player Player Player
QB Drew Brees Mark Brunell Tyler Palko
RB Deuce McAllister Reggie Bush Pierre Thomas Aaron Stecker
FB Mike Karney
TE Jeremy Shockey Mark Campbell Billy Miller
WR Marques Colston David Patten Robert Meachem Adrian Arrington Lance Moore Terrance Copper
C Jonathan Goodwin Matt Lehr
G Jahri Evans Carl Nicks Jamar Nesbit Andy Alleman
T Jammal Brown Jon Stinhcomb Jermon Bushrod Zach Strief

Defense

Pos. Player Player Player Player Player Player
DE Will Smith Charles Grant Bobby McCray Josh Savage
DT Sedrick Ellis Hollis Thomas Brian Young Kendrick Clancy
LB Jonathan Vilma Scott Fujita Mark Simoneau Scott Shanle Jo-Lonn Dunbar Marvin Mitchell
CB Mike McKenzie Randall Gay Usama Young Tracy Porter Jason David
S Roman Harper Kevin Keasviharn Josh Bullocks Chris Reis

Special Teams

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

Here is my thinking on some of this:

  • Brian Young's health concerns me. If it continues to be spotty, the staff may say to hell with it and go with one of the other talented options in Antwan Lake and Orien Harris.
  • I went with Reis over Roach at safety.
  • Yeah, I went with six receivers. Copper and Moore both contribute on special teams. Skyler Green was so close I practically flipped a coin for this one.
  • I only went with one fullback. We should expect better blocking from our tight ends. Maybe keep another fullback on the practice squad in case Karney is injured.
  • Jason David is still around. I just don't think the coaches are going to give up on him. I don't really feel we have seen enough from Tracy Porter, but I gave him a shot anyway.

For a good laugh, compare it to my roster prediction back in May. Also check out how much nicer looking my tables have become. We've come so far.

The floor is now open. Take it away.