San Diego Chargers 53-man roster prediction 1.0


June 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney (95) during defensive drills at Chargers minicamp at Chargers park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

We have a month off till the San Diego Chargers get back to work. It is the boring time of the off-season. So let’s throw in the first predictions on the 53-man roster to spark some discussion.

Here we go:

Quarterbacks (3)
QB1 Philip Rivers
QB2 Charlie Whitehurst
QB3 Brad Sorensen

On the bubble/on the outs:
Mike Hermann gets the ax. Can’t keep 4 quarterbacks on the roster. I don’t remember the last time that we even have had 3 quarterbacks on the roster. If they can, they try to keep Hermann on the practice squad.

Runningbacks (6)
RB1 Ryan Mathews
RB2 Danny Woodhead
RB3 Ronnie Brown
RB4 Edwin Baker
FB1 LeRon McClain
FB2 Chris Gronkowski

On the bubble/on the outs:
Michael Hill or Edwin Baker? Baker or Hill? That is what it will probably come down to.

Tight Ends (3)
TE1 Antonio Gates
TE2 John Phillips
TE3 Ladarius Green

On the bubble/on the outs:
There is really no competition at this spot on the roster.

Wide Receivers (6)
WR1 Danario Alexander
WR2 Vincent Brown
WR3 Malcom Floyd
WR4 Keenan Allen
WR5 Robert Meachem
WR6 Eddie Royal

On the bubble/on the outs:
Richard Goodman is gone. Eddie Royal can handle all the return duties and is a bigger threat on offense. Plus Royal already has worked with Mike McCoy in Denver. Mike Willie also can’t crack the deep position. That is just too bad.

Offensive Linemen (9)
LT1 Max Starks
LG1 Chad Rinehart
C1 Nick Hardwick
RG1 Jeromey Clary
RT1 DJ Fluker
T/G King Dunlap
T/G Mike Harris
G Johnnie Troutman
G/C Rich Ohrnberger

On the bubble/on the outs:
This will be a tough spot to figure out. Nick Becton will be competing for a spot and there are players like Colin Baxter, Brandyn Dombrowski and Steve Schilling that could get a spot. Johnnie Troutman and Mike Harris will have to perform.

Defensive Linemen (6)
DE1 Corey Liuget
NT1 Cam Thomas
DE2 Kendall Reyes
NT2 Kwame Geathers
DE3 Jarius Wynn
DT3 Byron Jerideau

There are a ton of undrafted guys that are fighting for a roster spot. This is where the Chargers need to add some sort of depth or we will be trusting in an undrafted free agent to take some big time playing time if/when someone goes down.

Linebackers (9)
MLB1 Donald Butler
MLB2 Manti Te’o
OLB1 Dwight Freeney
OLB2 Jarret Johnson
OLB3 Larry English
OLB4 Tourek Williams
MLB3 DJ Smith
MLB4 Bront Bird
MLB5 Andrew Gachkar

On the bubble/on the outs:
Jonas Mouton? Thomas Keiser? I am not even sure if we keep the specialist Andrew Gachkar on the roster. We may need to keep an extra body on the defensive front or the secondary.

Secondary (8)
CB1 Derek Cox
CB2 Shareece Wright
FS1 Eric Weddle
SS1 Brandon Taylor
NB1 Marcus Gilchrist
CB3 Steve Williams
CB4 Greg Gatson
S Darrell Stuckey

On the bubble/on the outs:
Jahleel Addae might get cut because of the numbers game.

Special Teamers (3)
K Nick Novak
P Mike Scifres
LS Mike Windt