With mandatory minicamp set to begin, we need to squeeze in a quick look at my first pass at the projections for the defensive side of the ball and make a couple of updates.
|DEFENSIVE ROSTER PROJECTION|
|Pos||Starter||Backup||Practice Squad||Miss The Team|
|CB1||Leon Hall||Nate Clements||Brandon Ghee||Terence Newman,
|CB2||Dre Kirkpatrick||Shaun Prater|
|CB3||Jason Allen||Adam Jones|
|FS||Reggie Nelson||Jeromy Miles||Tony Dye||Robert Sands,
|SS||Taylor Mays||George Iloka|
|OLB1||Manny Lawson||Dontay Moch||Vincent Rey||Dan Skuta, Emmanuel Lamur, Micah Johnson, Grant Hunter, Brandon Joiner|
|ILB||Rey Maualuga||Vontaze Burfict|
|OLB2||Thomas Howard||Roddrick Muckelroy||DeQuin Evans|
|DE1||Carlos Dunlap||Robert Geathers||Derrick Harvey|
|DE2||Michael Johnson||Jamaal Anderson|
|DT1||Domata Peko||Devon Still|
|DT2||Geno Atkins||Pat Sims
A few thoughts on these projections:
LB: The call of Skuta missing the team was not one of my finer moments. Lamur got a few nice comments during OTAs, but I still can’t see the kid bouncing someone from their spot.
CB: I am still skeptical of comments that Clements will not make the team. Ghee got a little bit of praise at the end of OTAs last week. Could the light finally be going on for him?
S: The lack of depth here still makes me nervous. Are all four guys who make the squad in September on the roster right now?
DL: Wow. Just wow.