Buccaneers 3rd Annual 53 Man Roster Prediction

With Training Camp set to start in 3 Days, it’s time for the Planks’ 3rd Annual 53 Man Roster Prediction.  I have been pretty successful at these the past two years.  The way I go about this is a pretty gut instinct thing.  I copy the full roster from the Bucs site, copy it to excel, add a Y or N next to everyones name and move from there.  This year, on my first run, I had 53 guys, I hope this all makes sense when it gets typed out!

Without further ado…

Centers
Cut – Donovan Raiola
53 Man – Jonathan Compas, Jeff Faine

Cornerbacks
Cut – Brandon Anderson, Derrick Roberson
53 Man – Ronde Barber, EJ Biggers, Myron Lewis, Elbert Mack, Aqib Talib

Defensive Ends
Cut – Brandon Gilbeaux, George Johnson, Carlton Powell, James Ruffin, Michael Bennett
53 Man – Tim Crowder, Erik Lorig, Stylez White, Kyle Moore

Defensive Tackles
Cut – Ryan Sims
53 Man – Gerald McCoy, Roy Miller, Dre Moore, Brian Price

Fullbacks
Cut – Rendrick Taylor
53 Man – Chris Pressley

Guards
Cut – None
53 Man – Davin Joseph, Keydrick Vincent, Jeremy Zuttah

Kicker
Cut – Hunter Lawrence
53 Man – Connor Barth

Linebackers
Cut – Rico McCoy, Niko Koutouvides, Lee Robinson
53 Man – Jon Alston, Quincy Black, Geno Hayes, Adam Hayward, Barrett Ruud, Dekoda Watson

Long Snapper
Cut – None
53 Man – Andrew Economos

Punter
Cut – None
53 Man – Brent Bowden

Quarterbacks
Cut – Rudy Carpenter
53 Man – Josh Freeman, Josh Johnson, Jevan Snead

Running Backs
Cut – Kareem Huggins
53 Man – Earnest Graham, Clifton Smith, Derrick Ward, Carnell Williams

Safety
Cut – De’von Hall, Corey Lynch, Matt O’Hanlon, Dennis Rogan
53 Man – Cody Grimm, Tanard Jackson, Sean Jones, Sabby Piscatelli

Tackles
Cut – Mac Dile, Derek Hardman, James Williams
53 Man – Demar Dotson, Xavier Fulton, James Lee, Jeremy Trueblood, Donald Penn

Tight Ends
Cut – Jeron Mastrud, Ryan Purvis
53 Man – John Gilmore, Jerramy Stevens, Kellen Winslow

Wide Receivers
Cut – Chris Brooks, Michael Clayton, Terrence Nunn, Mario Urrutia, Michael Spurlock
53 Man – Arrelious Benn, Reggie Brown, Preston Parker, Maurice Stovall, Sammie Stroughter, Mike Williams

Breakdown By Team and Position
Defense-23 Players
CB – 5
DE – 4
DT – 4
LB – 6
S – 4
Offense - 27 Players
QB – 3
RB – 4
FB – 1
C – 2
G – 3
T – 5
TE – 3
WR – 6
Special Teams-3 Players
K – 1
P – 1
LS – 1

Upon initial review, especially for nailing 53 men on the first go, this looks like a pretty even distribution of players throughout the O, D and ST. At least along the lines of the standard NFL roster.

Now time for the inevitable criticism, which is undoubtedly coming! Let me hear it.

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