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.

Tags: 2011 Roster Buccaneers

  • ToolmanD

    Surprisingly nobody considers blocked kicks are worth anything. In Fact, however, they are as good as a fumble recovery in the backfield or a returned interception. When you have a specialist that can block kicks, you had better keep him on the special teams roster. You really need to consider the value of Corey Lynch. This year he will be more at home as a free safety back-up and a valuable special teams member.

  • http://PewterdPlank Bob

    Who knows, but here goes:

    Cut: Preston Parker, Mario Urrutia, Jeremy Stevens, James Lee

    Keep: Kareem Huggins, George Johnson, Ryan Sims, Ryan Purvis

  • Christian

    Honestly, I like Spurlock making the active roster this year. Maybe stick Parker or Urrutia on the practice squad for now…

  • Colin

    I think Sims beats out Dre Moore at DT… Lynch is the odd man out but will probably make another NFL roster or be a call up later. I would like to see Rendrick Taylor clear waivers and be on the practice squad because hes a freak. I agree with cutting Clayton or Reggie Brown but I doubt they cut both… The last WR spot is wide open but Parker is a thug… I doubt the Team will keep 5 OTs i’d say cut one of the OTs and keep an extra DB or LB… maybe Nico

  • http://PewterPlank Dustin

    I just had Clayton cut Colin. The hardest cut for me to choose was between Dre Moore and Ryan Sims.

  • Colin

    Yea, when i read that now it sounds like i thought you had cut brown and clayton… What i meant was i could see them cutting both of those guys… I think the last 2 WR spots will be the hardest to figure out but time will tell. I don’t know much about Chris Brooks but I’d say Spurlock has a shot… Then again its common for teams to grab players off waivers. Maybe from the Bengals because they have so many recievers… Overall I’d say this is the best prediction at this point. (Except Snead got cut… so you were wrong there) lol

  • http://www.grafikdetail.com grafikdetail

    So far this looks like this will be pretty accurate with the exception of Rudy Carpenter, Michael Spurlock, & Kareem Huggins.