The first question is, where is Jakobi Meyers? He’s traded, where I don’t know. Please know the difference between a tradeable player and a tradeable contract.
James White- Pup or from what I’ve heard, a good chance he retires. He’s walking with a limp, it’s similar to Bo Jackson.
JoeJuan Williams- He’s traded to a team that needs Safety help, that is the best position for him. This team is loaded at that spot.
Henry Anderson- They don’t run enough base 3-4 anymore to justify a spot. That is his ideal position.
Isaiah Wynn- He’s another tradeable contract to a team that gets a major injury in camp.
Malcolm Butler- He doesn’t beat out the young guys. If they’d sit him in a Super Bowl, they’ll cut him in September.
Justin Bethel- Montgomery can be the other gunner, while also being a utility offensive person. He is the new Bolden.
What you look to have is each spot covered at least times 2. Your core 4 Special Teams guys identified. If things go down contingency plans are key too when constructing a roster. My 53-man roster is with cap implications, all types of opponents but most importantly the best to win.
QB (3) Mac Jones, Brian Hoyer, Bailey Zappe
Hoyer- Weekly Backup
Zappe- Redshirt plan if everyone is healthy. Think Mallett 2011
RB (4) Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stephenson, Pierre Strong, Ty Montgomery
Harris- Part of the back rotation
Stephenson- Part of the rotation, as the season moves on, his percentage of carries goes up.
Strong- I say this a lot, it all comes down to his pass protection performance. Could have some inactives.
Montgomery- Did you know he’s a gunner and really good at it. He’s an RB/WR/KR. Great gameday guy because of multiple roles.
WR (5) Kendrick Bourne, Devante Parker, Nelson Agholor, Tyquan Thornton, Tre Nixon
Bourne- He will be the key guy in the group. He’ll have unique touches on top of targets.
Parker- The boundary guy who once tore apart 1 pm Gilmore.
Agholor- He can be moved around, too much outside time last season.
Thornton- The speed guy who actually has a clue in camp to the system. Just so everyone knows, the Steelers had him ranked over Pickens.
Nixon- The Ernie Adams pick. Slot option but can get deep out of the slot. Let’s see how a year in the classroom translates.
TE (3) Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith, Dalton Keene
Henry- We know his skillset.
Smith- He went through a lot last season. It’s time to find him matchups and come up with unique formations to mismatch defenses.
Keene- I know, his health. What he brings is versatility as an H-Back type. He’s the FB in Goalline.
OL (9) Trent Brown, Cole Strange, David Andrews, Mike Onwenu, Yodny Cajuste, Justin Herron, Darryl Williams, Will Sherman, Andrew Stueber
Brown- Where he belongs, at LT. Can he stay healthy?
Strange- Plug and play, Needs to work on anchor but will be great on screens and outside.
Andrews- You know
Onwenu- I like him at RG, he’s the RT if things don’t work out.
Cajuste- This is really his 2nd year. It might be my personal like that has him here but I’ve seen his abilities healthy.
Herron- Swing Tackle
Williams- I’m a huge Williams fan. He’s Andrews’s backup with the versatility to move around inside.
Sherman- One year in the classroom, time to play.
Stueber- Very solid run blocker, needs to work on pass pro. An absolute steal at the end of the draft.
EDGE (4) Matthew Judon, Josh Uche, Ronnie Perkins, Anfernee Jennings
Judon- This Defense needs him to be the Judon of Early/Mid 2021. That helps the Secondary, so they can straighten out the rotation.
Uche- Hopeful bulk to be more of a contributor on early downs. He shows flashes and has some competition.
Perkins- He had a year in the “where is this guy” situation in the bowles of Gillette. I’d like to see the 3 guys already listed here with Barmore in pass rush situations.
Jennings- 2021 was spent on IR. Let’s see if time in the building helped a guy who fits well on early downs/