QB -- my preference is Josh Freeman over Nassib
RB - I might prefer Cox over Hillis but depending on who Giants deem the better S/T player I'm ok either way
LB - I'm wondering if Dennard may knock out Herslich as there was some reference to him being able to play the middle
CB - I would think B-Jackson making it is suspect --- wasn't there another FA CB we picked up late?
I'm really hopeful that both kids play big and make the team - provide depth/inside pass rush in a 3 man rotation with Jennings as 3 techniques. I would prefer Kuhn be the odd man out and these 2 make the roster.
53 projections are tough because preseason injuries alters everything. I think some young players are going to be stashed on IR. My early IR vote goes to rookie Devon Kennard.
Practice Squad stashing candidates could be X. Grimble and K. Quarles.
Larry Donnel doesn't qualify for the practice squad any longer so he has a 50/50 chance of making the roster. Management likes him so he has a good shot if he plays well like he did in preseason last year.
Kuhn is in a tough situation because he hasn't made an impact and he is the odd man out right now IMO. He might get cut this year if he doesn't have a strong offseason.
4 RB will make the roster and I think Peyton Hillis might be on the bubble. Andre Williams kind of makes he expendable. Cox may be the cheaper option to keep over Hillis.
My not so bold prediction is Freeman won't make the team and the team only carries 2 QB's. Freeman lost confidence and he was only brought in because the team needed solid camp bodies at that position. Nassib will be Eli's backup.
Lastly, I am disappointed about the Will Hill situation. He subliminally had the biggest impact on the Giants draft IMHO. Team captains have always been something JR been high on, but he reached for Bromley when higher value guys at the same position were available, eg. Louis Nix.
This one's a little different...
QB (3): Manning, Freeman*, Nassib
RB (4): Jennings, Wilson, Williams, Hillis
TE (2): Robinson, Davis or Grimble
FB (2): Conner, Hynoski
WR (6): Cruz, Beckham, Randle, Jernigan, Manningham, Holliday
OT (3): Beatty, Pugh, Brown
OG (3): Schwartz, Snee**, Jerry
C (2): Walton, Richburg (Richburg may win starting position though)
*If Nassib leapfrogs Freeman, 3rd QB slot eliminated and remaining TE on the bubble added.
** If Snee breaks down due to injury, Mosley makes the roster as a backup and Jerry is promoted to RG.
DE (4): Pierre-Paul, Ayers, Moore, Kiwi
DT (4): Hankins(1), Jenkins(3), Bromley, Patterson
OLB (4): McClain(S), Paysinger(W), Williams, Kennard
MLB (2): Beason, Herzlich
CB (6): Amukamara, Rodgers-Cromartie, Thurmond, McBride, Hosley, Bowman
S (5): Rolle, Brown, Hill*, Demps, Taylor (S/LB hybrid),
*If Hill is suspended, add Nat Berhe to roster
PS candidates: Preston Parker WR, Eric Herman OG, Michael Cox RB (was not active enough games to constitute a full season), Xavier Grimble TE (unless he makes roster), Nat Berhe SS (unless he makes the roster), Bennett Jackson CB
I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.
LT (132.5) -> Strahan (141.5) -> Osi (75) -> Tuck (60.5) -> JPP (43) -> ???
"Next man up"
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