QB: Jake Delhomme/Seneca Wallace/Colt McCoy (C)
RB: Jerome Harrison/Montario Hardesty/James Davis/Chris Jennings (B)
FB: Lawrence Vickers/Peyton Hillis (A)
WR: Mohammed Massaquoi/Brian Robiskie (C+)
WR: Josh Cribbs/Chansi Stuckey/Carlton Mitchell
TE: Ben Watson/Evan Moore/Alex Smith (B-)
LT: Joe Thomas/Scott Kooistra (A+)
LG: Eric Steinbach/Shawn Lauvao (A)
C: Alex Mack/Pat Murray (A-)
RG: Floyd Womack/Billy Yates (C)
RT: Tony Pashos/John St Clair (B-)
LE: Kenyon Coleman/Clifton Geathers (C+)
RE: Shaun Rogers/Brian Schaefering/Robaire Smith (A)
NT:Ahtyba Rubin/CJ Mosley (B+)
LOLB: Chris Gocong/David Veikune (C)
ILB: D'Qwell Jackson/Kaluka Maiava (B+)
ILB: David Bowens/Jason Trusnik (C-)
ROLB: Scott Fujita/Matt Roth/ (B-)
CB: Eric Wright/Joe Haden/Coye Francies (A)
CB: Sheldon Brown/Brandon McDonald
SS: Abram Elam/Larry Asante/Ray Ventrone (C+)
FS: TJ Ward/Mike Adams (B-)
K: Phil Dawson (B)
P: Dave Zastudil (B-)
KR/PR: Josh Cribbs (A++)
Few players questionable making the roster, recievers Bobby Engram and Syndric Steptoe. Tight End Robert Royal, Defensive Tackle Kwaku Danso also another name to watch this pre season. We have a ton of linebackers that could end up making this team. Marcus Bernard, Eric Barton, David Veikune could fight for the last LB spot. Corners DeAngelo Smith and Gerald Lawson are on the outside looking in, but expect one of them to make the team beind Coye Francies and Brandon McDonald.
Our potential depth at Running Back this year with the addition of Hardesty, the upcoming Harrison, healthy James Davis, goaline back in Jennings throw Cribbs and Seneca Wallace in the mix, our run game could be very lethal. We're very versitle especially in shot gun formations with Harrison and a finese fullback in Peyton Hillis.
The left side of our offensive line is another strong point heading into the season. Joe Thomas IS the best left tackle in the league. Seinbach is a top 5 guard, and Mack is already a top 10 center.
Defensivley our obvious strength for us is at the Corners. Eric Wright a top 10 corner yet? I believe so. Sheldon Brown, one of the most durable dependable number two corners in the league is by far our best off season addition. And then we add the best Corner in the draft Joe Haden, not to mention Coye Francies still sits on a ton of potential. Brandon McDonald moves from a starting number two corner to our dime and some nickel packages. Very deep at corner this year.
Another strength for us defensivley could be our versitility at linebacker. We have many linebackers who can move in and outside. More so Gocong, Fujita, and Maiava who will all see significant playing time this season. All three guys can play the Mike or Will in our defensive, and so far its given Ryan and Mangini a tuff time figuring out what set of linebackers will make the best starting group to put out there game one.
QB, WR, Right side of the line...Can Jake Delhomme have a decent comeback year for us? Can Brian Robiskie see the field a hell of alot more than last year and produce for us on that note? Can Floyd Womack, and Tony Pashos hold up on the right side of line enough allowing us to run the ball effectivley on both sides of the field, and keep Delhomme off his backside more importantly.
Defense Weakness...PASS RUSH!!!
Ive given my grades for each position. What do you guys think. Remember, its not just just the starter who deterimines the grade. Its the depth, and security at the position.