Final 53 man prediction

By Jerome Coleman
Aug. 31, 2018

QB's -

1. Alex Smith

2. Colt McCoy

No, Kevin Hogan isn't going to make the team. Sorry Kevin Hogan fans.

RB's -

1. Adrian Peterson

2. Chris Thompson (3rd down back)

3. Rob Kelley

4. Samaje Perine

The running back room in DC has been an emotional rollercoaster ride for Redskins fans. Rookie Derrius Guice was expected to bring a spark to the team. He did just that. His youthful energy lifted up fans and players alike. That same engery was swept away when he tore his ACL in the first week of the preseason. Washington also Samaje Perine to an ankle injury making matters worse. In comes 33 year old Adrian Peterson. 11 carriers and 56 yards later we have a future Hall of Famer that should be starting the season week 1.

WR's -

1. Jamesion Crowder

2. Paul Richardson Jr

3. Josh Doctson

4. Mo Harris

5. Brian Quick

6. Trey Quinn

To quote Doug Williams, Senior VP of Player Personnel for Washington, Cam Sims "Threw a hand grenade into this thing." indeed he did. Sims also benefited from injuries to Robert Davis and Brian Quick. Sims also suffered a leg injury. Quicks experience maybe what gives him the edge over Sims come roster cut day. Trey Quinn hasn't impressed me but has some special teams vaule and should still make the final roster cut.

TE's -

1. Jordan Reed

2. V. Davis

3. J. Sprinkle

No changes.

OL

1. Trent Williams

2. Shaun Lauvo

3. Chase Roulier

4. Brandon Scherff

5. Morgan Moses

6. Ty Nyshke

7. Geon Christian

8. Tony Beregstrom

9. Free Agent signing.

The starters are set. The back up tackles are good to go. Tony Beregstrom provides decent depth at both center and guard. Who is the second back up guard is the question. Both Kyle Kalis and Tyler Catalina have played poorly. Catalina had shoulder surgery and may miss the whole season. My vote would've been for Catalina since he did step in some last season. Now of all the options on the team I think they are better off signing someone off the street.

DL

1. Da'ron Payne

2. Matt Ioannidis

3. Johnathan Allen

4. Tim Settle

5. Ziggy Hood

6. Anthony Lanier

No changes. It'll be interesting to see how Stacy McGee fits back into an already "Tenacious" group once he returns from the PUP list.

OLB

1. Ryan Kerrigan

2. Preston Smith

3. Pernell McPhee

4. Ryan Anderson

Washington could keep a 5th outside backer but I think they might have to keep an extra player elsewhere on defense. Pete Robertson has played fairly well and impressed the coaching staff. Coach Jay Gruden emphasized, in his press conference Tuesday, that playing well on special teams will have a huge impact on roster cuts.

ILB

1. Zach Brown

2. Mason Foster

3. Martrell Speight

4. Josh Harvey-Clemons

5. Shaun Dion-Hamilton

Washington has some solid starters at inside backer. Speight should make the team based on his play on special teams but is a liability in pass coverage. Something he shouldn't have to do much of. Harvey-Clemons looks to fill the role of pass covering inside linebacker. He has missed a good amount of time this preseason. Shaun Dion-Hamilton has a bright future once he gets his leg 100%.

CB

1. Josh Norman

2. Quinton Dunbar

3. Fabian Moreau

4. Danny Johnson

5. Greg Stroman

6. Adonis Alexander

Norman is a top tier cornerback in the NFL after that it gets shaky. Dunbar has risen to 'starter level cornerback' and Fabian Moreau will get his chance to play in the slot, after the team cut Orlando Scandrick. The three rookies have had flashes in games and practice. All three need to show more to play on more than just special teams come the regular season.

S

1. DJ Swearinger

2. Montae Nicholson

3. Troy Apke

4. Deshazor Everett

Back up saftey is an issue. Apke hasn't shown he can tackle. Everett is a back up in every sense of the term. Montae Nicholson needs to have a big second year as a starter and DJ Swearinger needs to make the leap from good to great.

Special teams

1. Tress Way - P

2. Dustin Hopkins - K

3. Nick Sundberg - LS