It's Sunday, I'm bored and all I've been doing is catching up on TC write-ups provided by our fortunate brethren here and over at an inferior site...Here's my take "thus far" on our 53...
All in depth chart order-
J. Clausen (wraps up final year of his rookie deal iirc)
K. Barner (3rd down/receiving threat we've been looking for)
T. Ginn (big play ability out weighs the occasional drop given our roster)
D. Hixon (veteran depth, but oft-injured)
A. Edwards (I don't think he makes the team next year though)
D. Gettis (I think his size/speed/potential buy him another year)
N. Rosario (along with Barner I'm hoping he surprises a lot of us in the passing game)
B. Campbell (The future???)
J. Beyers (rotational G, to save additional roster spot)
K. Short (will see a lot of 3rd and pass snaps with 3 DE's)
F. Kearse (I like his size/youth and the fact he has some NFL exp over Gaydosh/Cole)
D. Florence (exp vet stop gap)
C. Munnerlyn (Capt. as has been plays the nickel vs 3WR)
J. Dockery (I'm intrigued by his size and play last year--6'1 it's needed as WR's seem to get bigger)
C. Jones (ST's ace, that's about it)
M. Mitchell (I think his physical play-style eventually supplants Campbell)
D. Campbell (Only other S who could likely back up Godfrey in case of injury--Lester was a FS at ALA however)
R. Lester (with an increase of teams using 3 WR sets and still maintaining a run threat I expect to see more "big nickel" sets defensively to match up, which increases need at SS)
T. Poole-With Williams/Stewart/Barner/Tolbert ahead of him I just don't think his game is dynamic enough to keep a spot on the 53.
K. Pilares-One of my favorites but his lack of size and the additions of Hixon/Ginn, new talent at KR/PR, and the potential emergence of AE and there's just no room.
J. Adams-See Pilares
C. Cole-With a youth movement at DT and NT locked down by Star, it seems more valuable to continue with Kearse as the back up he's been solid and is an impressive space eater at 6'5 325+
J. Williams-With the additions of Klein, and Blackburn along with the "Beasts" return there just isn't enough room
D.J. Moore-I think Norman, Thomas, and Dockery bring more to the table, and that Moore was signed originally as a Capt replacement (he's 5'8) before Capt resigned. Coupled with Florence/Capt's nickel experience I don't see a place for him in the secondary.
H. Nakamura-Accept it he failed....miserably and he's not gonna eventually develop into a starter. Time to move on I remember a post with a quote on an inferior site after we signed Naka by his former head coach (J. Harbaugh) that basically said, "he's good but only on ST's" (coming from an eventual SB ring bearer)--For what it's worth I didn't even start this man on Madden lol, he was my 1st cut (I paid the cap penalty proudly ).
Hope you enjoyed my write-up, and I can't wait, because now that training camp has begun the season will be here before you know it!