Eagles 53-man Roster Prediction

As the regular season approaches and teams cut down nearly half of the players from training camp, consider this time as a football version of march madness as we pick and choose the winners of key (and not so key) position battles. Here’s my bracket for the field of 53, with additional practice squad picks and predictions.

QB – Vick Foles Kafka

RB – McCoy Lewis Brown

FB – Havili

TE – Celek Harbor

WR – Jackson Maclin Avant Cooper Johnson McNutt

OT – Herremans Dunlap Bell Kelly

G – Watkins Mathis Reynolds

C –  Kelce Vallos

DL – Cole Babin Grahm Hunt Curry

DT – Landri Jenkins Cox Thornton Dixon

LB – Jordan Ryans Kendricks Rolle Chaney Matthews

S – Allen Atogwe Coleman Jarrett

CB – Asomugha Rodgers-Cromartie Marsh Hanson Boykin

LS -Dorenbos

K – Henery

P – McBriar

Practice Squad:

Philip Thomas

Chris Polk

Brandon Washington

Cliff Harris

Ryan Rau

Brett Brackett

Julian Vandervelde

Player released from another team

Notable cuts: Trevard Lindley, Chas Henry, Brandon Hughes

Predictions:

1. The Eagles trade Darryl Tapp and Trent Edwards.

-It’s going to be a tough decision for the birds at the quarterback position, but trade Edwards because of his prior experience as a starter in Buffalo and Jacksonville he will be a more appealing option on the market. He could net around a 6th round pick

-Tapp is out solely because of the depth the Eagles have at DE. He is a veteran that can be a meaningful contributor for any team looking to shore up their defensive line. I think he could net the Eagles a 4th round pick.

-Andy Reid said it last year and he will say it again, you can never have too many good cornerbacks. In fact, they’ll be letting an interesting young corner, Brandon Hughes, walk in order to keep Hanson on the roster. Given the unprecedented passy happy nature of the NFL and the pressure on the Eagles defense to succeed, it’s a safe move.

-For Jaiquawn Jarrett, his time on the roster will be a final chance to prove himself before special teams standout Colt Anderson comes back from his torn ACL. If Anderson is released or stashed on IR it will be because of Jarrett’s play.

Posted on August 30, 2012, in Posts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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