JP Finlay, Rich Tandler, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey took a break from their daily practice recap podcasts to collectively build a 53-man roster projection for the 'Skins in a special episode.
Of course, things will change between now and cut-down day. Injuries will pop up and preseason studs and duds will show themselves, too. But based on what they've seen so far, who'll make the squad? Here's who they chose.
(2) Alex Smith, Colt McCoy
Notable quote: "They're not keeping Kevin Hogan." - JP
(4) Derrius Guice, Chris Thompson, Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine
Notable quote: "I will go back to Perine [over Marshall]. Unless they can trade him." - Rich
(6) Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson, Jamison Crowder, Trey Quinn, Maurice Harris, Brian Quick
Notable quote: "They wanna be a 'win now' team. They can't be keeping guys like [Robert] Davis who need to grow so much." - Pete
(3) Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Jeremy Sprinkle
(9) Trent Williams, Morgan Moses, Brandon Scherff, Chase Roullier, Shawn Lauvao, Ty Nsekhe, Geron Christian, Tony Bergstrom, Tyler Catalina
Notable quote: "They kept Catalina last year, right? I think he's probably got the leg up." - JP
(6) Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, Matt Ioannidis, Tim Settle, Anthony Lanier, Ziggy Hood
Notable quote: "Jon Allen is a leader on that defense." - Mitch
Note: Stacy McGee was not listed because the hosts expect him to start the season on the PUP as of now.
(5) Zach Brown, Mason Foster, Zach Vigil, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Shaun Dion Hamilton
Notable quote: "I do think they would love, love, love if they could sneak [Hamilton] to the PUP, to the IR. I don't know that it'll work, but I think they would love to do that. Let him recuperate the whole way from that knee and then they get to keep Vigil and Spaight." - JP
(5) Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith, Ryan Anderson, Pernell McPhee, Pete Robertson
Notable quote: "What has Pete Robertson ever shown?!" - Rich (who personally would've kept four OLBs).
(6) Josh Norman, Quinton Dunbar, Fabian Moreau, Orlando Scandrick, Adonis Alexander, Greg Stroman
Notable quote: "[Undrafted free agent] Danny Johnson and Stroman are similar and right now Danny is playing better. I think Adonis has that rare body type and kind of skillset you wanna look at. So I'll take Danny and Adonis over Stroman." - Pete (who would've kept Johnson over Stroman but was voted down).
(4) DJ Swearinger, Montae Nicholson, Deshazor Everett, Troy Apke
Notable quote: "I think they'll carry five and keep Fish [Smithson]." - Rich
(3) Dustin Hopkins, Tress Way, Nick Sundberg
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