Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Who Will Make the Roster? My Best Guesses

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After the Ravens’ final preseason game last night, I figured it would be a good time to throw my hat in the ring with a 53-man roster “mock.” Here goes…

QB

1. Joe Flacco
2. Marc Bulger
3. Troy Smith

RB

4. Ray Rice
5. Willis McGahee
6. Jalen Parmele

FB

7. Le’Ron McClain

WR

8. Anquan Boldin
9. Derrick Mason
10. Mark Clayton
11. Donte’ Stallworth (I just learned that he counts toward the 53 even though he is hurt – Thanks, Glenn @WNST)
12. Demetrius Williams
13. David Reed

TE

14. Todd Heap
15. Ed Dickson
16. Dennis Pitta

OT

17. Michael Oher
18. Jared Gaither
19. Tony Moll
20. David Hale
21. Oneil Cousins

OG

22. Ben Grubbs
23. Marshal Yanda
24. Chris Chester

C

25. Matt Birk

DL

26. Haloti Ngata
27. Terrence Cody
28. Trevor Pryce
29. Kelly Gregg
30. Cory Redding
31. Paul Kruger
32. Brandon McKinnie
33. Kelly Talavou

LB

34. Ray Lewis
35. Terrell Suggs
36. Jarret Johnson
37. Dannell Ellerbe
38. Tavares Gooden
39. Jameel McClain
40. Antwan Barnes
41. Prescott Burgess

CB

42. Fabian Washington
43. Lardarius Webb
44. Chris Carr
45. Josh Wilson

S

46. Ed Reed
47. Dawan Landry
48. Tom Zbikowski
49. Haruki Nakamura
50. Ken Hamlin

K
51. Billy Cundiff

P
52. Sam Koch

LS

53. Morgan Cox

When CB Cary Williams comes off suspension in Week 3, someone will have to go. I don’t know enough about contract intricacies to make an educated guess on what move would make the most financial sense for the team in that situation. Ken Hamlin (assuming Ed Reed is not PUP’d) and Kelly Talavou jump out at me as the most expendable players – but Hamlin may be guaranteed money being a veteran, and I’m not sure what Talavou’s status is after he was helped off the field in St. Louis.

My surprise cut is Marcus Smith. He’s a good special teams player, but his conditioning is questionable and he has stone-hands at the WR position. He seems replaceable.

At kicker, I’m going with what I hope the Ravens do as opposed to what they’ll likely do, which is keep Shayne Graham. I’m on Team Billy.

Anyway, I’m just having fun here…feel free to disagree in the comments.

Comments

3 Responses to “Who Will Make the Roster? My Best Guesses”
  1. Jon says:

    I think there are two hard decisions: Williams vs. Smith and Phillips vs. Burgess. I was thinking Smith over Williams because of his special teams play but with Stallworth’s injury, Williams has a better shot. Although with the good play and depth at TE, I could see them running a TE in a 4 wide set. Just looking at run defense, Phillips does a good job but he looks lost in pass coverage.

  2. Mike says:

    cut brandon mckinnie and keep prince miller for punts

  3. NestMinder says:

    Did you see Prince Miller on Thursday? Not only did he try to field a punt at like the 4, he then muffed it. I don’t see them trusting him back there. Now that we got Josh Morgan, most guesses are that Chris Carr will go back to punt duty.

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