Here we go Patriots people. This mess of a preseason is over and done, don’t forget to tip your Waite staff. After all, they didn’t shop for the groceries and never mind cook them. I’m jumping in with both feet here as I’ve been asked two dozen times who’s in and who’s out. I won’t proclaim to be the best at this projection thing. I have no crystal ball. Hell i wasn’t even at camp and I’m sure by the second paragraph some if not most of you will be asking WTAF Murph ? But that’s what makes this fun. Right ? There is no math in these projections that’s for Miguel AKA PatsCap to handle.
Let’s start with the important folks The Offensive Line (7)
–David Andrews (C)
–Trent Brown (T)
–Yodny Cajuste (T)
–James Ferentz (C/G)
–Michael Onwenu (G/T)
–Cole Strange (G)
–Isaiah Wynn (T)
keeping seven here, I wont gamble on James Ferentz making it to the squad. Cody Russey was my pick for UDFA to make the 53 he just feels like a squad call up. Juston Herron – Arlington Hambright and Russey are all safer bets to slip onto PS
QB ( 2 )
Here we go , what’s more important: 3 million dollars or a roster spot. To me the roster spot. Let’s face facts. If Mac goes down this team is toast. Hoyer should have been offered a coaching job from the get go. Will he get cut? probably not but i want the spot and i like Zappe.
Running Back (5) Five , But Six.
–Pierre Strong Jr.
-Kevin Harris Thats six . but Ty
Here’s where some finagling has to happen. J.J is on this team, i believe Montgomery makes the cut and goes to IR making room for Kevin Harris.
Wide Receiver ( 6 )
–Tyquan Thornton ( IR after final )
More wheeling and dealing. With Thornton going down this opens up a spot for Lil’ Jordan Humphry. Who is going to play multiple roles for the Hoodie this year. WR – TE – ST . This is a solid and underrated group.
Tight Ends (2)
Sorry Clare, it’s the end of the line for Devin Asiasi . With the versatility of Humphry there is no reason to carry three. I understand the injury history of Thing One and Thing Two but adding thing Three doesn’t make sense.
Christian Barmore ranked 5th among all DT’s in Pass Rush Win Rate in 2021, coming in at 17.2% as a rookie. He racked up 46 QB pressures last year & is primed for a monster sophomore season. He’s an emerging star & I can’t wait to watch his year 2 jump. pic.twitter.com/QC90fpH2jU — Pre-Season Andrew (@Patriots_Andrew) July 18, 2022
Defensive Line (6)
Yep, here we go again. Can this group step up and take up enough room for the linebacking corps to do their job.
Yea i know Sam roberts, but the guy is a gamer. He shows up on Sunday and I think he gets the nod. Sorry Mr. Anderson,
This hurts, I like Cam McGrown a lot, his college film had me on the edge of my seat. But he just hasn’t shown up, And Bill is in deep adore with Tavai. Jennings, Bentley, and Wilson can play on or off the line. This group is the key to it all.
I want to keep Terrence Michell and Shaun Wade but there are only so many spots to be had and Bill hase to have his core special teamers.
Bledsoe may have been on the bubble coming into camp but that’s no longer the case. He’s earned his way onto the roster at its deepest position.
Special Teams (7)
–K Nick Folk
–P Jake Bailey
–LS Joe Cardona
Schooler has played his way into Bill’s heart plus it’s fun to look at his Tattoos. Will this be the week one roster, damned if i know.
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