Your "too early" 53 prediction?

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  1. Travis34

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    After one preseason game what do you think? Tannehill, McMillan, and Larsen are headed for IR. So exclude them, there were a few fringe moves I wasn't sure which way to go... Aikens as a 7th cb but really is more for special teams, plus McDonald won't count for half of the season 5 wr, but I could see us keeping 6- Drew Morgan is probably the next most likely to stick imo, and I think Grant makes the team. I liked what we saw from Eric Smith (the RT last night) and we should stick him on the team and not the practice squad. Decided to roll with 3 qbs, because you know at some point one of Cutler/Moore is going down, and Fales looked better than Doughty imo. LB is a mess without McMillan... I bet Kiko is the mike with Hewitt at will. Reilly seemed decent for what he is last night, and I think all of those back up guys could play special teams. Thoughts?

    QB- Cutler, Moore, Fales
    RB- Ajayi, Drake, Williams
    WR- Parker, Landry, Stills, Carroo, Grant
    TE- Thomas, Fasano, Gray
    OL- Tunsil, James, Bushrod, Pouncey, Urbik, Steen, Asiata, Young, Smith
    DE- Wake, Branch, Harris, Hayes, Fede
    DT- Suh, Phillips, Godchaux, Taylor
    LB- Alonso, Timmons, Hewitt, Hull, Lacey, Allen, Reilly
    CB- Maxwell, Howard, Lippett, McCain, Tankersley, Verner, Aikens
    S- Jones, Allen, McDonald, Thomas,
    K- Franks
    P- Darr
    LS- Denney

    PS- (not sure of eligibility, but the ones I'd keep)- Doughty, Owusu, Smith (rb), Lucas, Hendy, Pitts, Duarte, Ford, Morgan, Praise Martin-Oguike)
     
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    I wouldn't keep Fales or Doughty on the 53-man roster. Maybe go with one of the qb's on the practice squad and someone at another position to the 53 man roster. Maybe Stringfellow as a 6th receiver.
     
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    Normally I wouldn't either, but I think it might be valuable to keep a guy around who has been around Gase's system for awhile (was on the bears). I doubt we keep either honestly which opens a roster spot somewhere else
     
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    Mcdonald going to suspended list so you can add another guy and I'd imagine the 3rd QB would be a PS candidate. So that gives you 2 open spots.

    I do like your current list . . . I could see us having 6 WRs (maybe Stringfellow as an inactive gameday player but keeps him from getting poached) and maybe a 4th RB who can do returns (probably Storm Johnson).
     
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    I think you could keep Fales on the practice squad without any real fear of another team poaching him. If you have and injury to Moore or Cutler you could always add him to the 53 man roster later.

    As to Kdwag's post - Storm Johnson looked faster than I remembered. For a 6' 228 pound back I think he moves well. I would like to see what he could do with decent blocking while facing a starting defense. He and Stringfellow were players I would like to get a better look at. I want to know does Stringfellow really have that good of a second gear or was the safety really slow.
     
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    I think Steen's spot could be in jeapordy.
     
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    If Miami brings in some veteran guard prospects to replace Larsen than I agree it could put Steen on in jeopardy. Plus Brendel has played well at center and could eclipse Steen on the depth chart too.
     
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    I also wouldn't pen in Asiata.

    Teams weren't kicking down the door for him during the draft and I highly doubt a team is going to want to put him on a 53 man roster when Miami has LG troubles and he can't even potentially be a backup at the position.
     
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    Asiata will make it on draft position alone
     
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    Asaita is safe. Looks like a good LG here

     
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    Asiata is making this team, you can put that in ink. He actually had a strong showing last night. I think as of right now, you're gonna see him play strong in these pre season games even if the practice reports aren't so stellar. I still think he ends up taking a starting Guard spot before the season is over.
     
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    Not really relevant. Asiata can start for Miami, he's a good player.

    Teams were kicking the door down to overdraft kids like Josh Dobbs. Who won't stop throwing the football to the other team. Which was his problem for the Vols.
     
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    You're
     
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    Completely agree on both players. The team liked Asiata enough to draft him even though he isn't experience in our kind of blocking scheme. Worst case scenario is he gets a redshirt year.

    And Dobbs, well, he seems like a really phenomenal young man, but I don't think he has any future as a pro quarterback. When I can't tell if his interceptions are due to bad decisions or even worse accuracy, that is a bad sign.
     
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    I'd definitely keep chase Allen and mctyer
     
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    We got some fun roster battles shaping up.

    My surprise cut candidate: Jordan Phillips
     
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    I'd add C.J. Beathard also. No idea why he and Dobbs were drafted where they were.

    Mahomes too for that matter. Especially considering the huge trade up for him. But at least Mahomes has one of the best QB developers in the business in Andy Reid to work with him and coach him up. That pick could pay off for the Chiefs. No way the other two do in my opinion.

    I just think the Steelers envision Dobbs as a Charlie Batch type career backup. I just don't think he's as good as Batch was coming out of college though.
     
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    Asiata looked good against backups. Lets see him start in the third pre-season game at least, and go from there. But ya he did look good....just against backups.
     
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    Asiata showed what you want to see.. the effort is there amd the abilty to drive guys into the ground
     
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    Either Fales or Doughty should end up on the PS. I doubt anyone will sign these guys out from under us. They are emergency QBs at best.
     
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    Now that's an interesting talking point, the only reason I don't see it is because we are relativity thin at the position at least for this season. If we pick up another DT in the draft(a good one) or a FA who could ball he is done. I don't know what FA would be available next year, but I do know the Phins will be looking as they should be.
     

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