Aug 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford (39) runs the ball after intercepting a Buffalo Bills pass during the second quarter at the Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
With one preseason game under our belt, and only two days left in training camp, what better time to give my first attempt at our 53-man opening roster.
QB - Griffin III, Grossman, Cousins
- Not much to see here. This one goes as expected.
RB - Hightower, Helu, Royster, Young
- The order could get switched up, but Hightower, Helu and Royster are all safe bets. Young will remain at fullback, with Cooley giving him the occasianal rest.
WR - Garcon, Hankerson, Moss, Morgan, Robinson, Briscone
- Little bit of a surprise here with Robinson and Briscoe over fan favorites Banks and Armstrong.
TE - Davis, Paul, Cooley
- Not surprising here, even given Paul's early struggles.
OT - Williams, Polumbus, Compton, Smith, Moll
- No Brown may surprise some. Recent comments by Shanahan make me think he'll either be cut, or put on IR. I have Moll listed as a tackle, but he could also play guard, which is why I believe he sticks.
OG - Chester, LeRibeus, Hurt, Gettis
- The surprise here is no Lichtensteiger. I believe he starts the season on the PUP list. I have both drafted rookies making the active roster.
C - Montgomery
- Unfortunately, this team is without a true center, but we do have at leat four guys who can play the position if needed.
DE - Bowen, Carriker, Jenkins, Golston, Baker
- I have Baker listed as a DE, but he can also play NT. His versatility is what helps him make the roster.
NT - Cofield, Neild
- Not much to see here. As I mentioned above, Baker should factor heavily into this rotation as well.
OLB - Orakpo, Kerrigan, Jackson, Wilson
- Wilson make the team over White.
MLB - Fletcher, Riley, Robinson, Alexander
- Robinson and Alexander both make the active roster, and are immediate special teams contributors.
CB - Hall, Wilson, Crawford, Barnes, Griffin
- Crawford may just work his way into significant playing time as a rookie.
S - Meriweather, Jackson, Gomes, Doughty
- One safety spot could still be up in the air, but for now, I have Doughty making yet another cut.
K - Gano
P - Rocca
LS - Sundberg
Which Player is the Surprise of This Roster?
Aldrick Robinson (55 votes)
Dez Briscoe (205 votes)
Tom Compton (29 votes)
Adam Gettis (12 votes)
Tony Moll (163 votes)
Chris Baker (63 votes)
Keenan Robinson (8 votes)
Richard Crawford (80 votes)
615 total votes