Predicting the Chargers 53 Man Roster
Is it too early to be predicting the Chargers roster? Maybe, but what else are we going to do while waiting for training camp to start? Plus it gives us a good look at where we are going. There are 3 obvious spots on the team that are wide open. I plugged Michael Huey into that 8th lineman spot, but that is purely a guess. I am guessing that the Chargers will carry 5 ILBs and 5 safeties, but I haven’t a clue who will fill those 5th spots
Oh, and I booted Donald Brown.
The offense looks set. It will be interesting to see how the addition of Gordon, Franklin and Stevie Johnson play out. Those guys have me excited about the offense. The most worrisome spot for the Chargers offense is center and guard. I think we are all hoping that either Watt or Robison will step up and play well at center and somebody will step up their game in the right guard spot.
The Chargers defense looks young and full of potential. Telesco said in an interview a couple of weeks back that it was time for some of the young defensive players to take that next step. I hope this is the year they do that, and stay healthy.
The D-Line quality is suspect, but I think Darius Philon is going to be a great player. If Reyes does not perform Mathews or Philon will be in his spot. I absolutely love the Perryman addition. Butler and Teo better show up to play or one of those guys might be riding the pine.
It will be interesting to see who fills those open spots and ILB and Safety.
Here is the list…. when does training camp start?
Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number 15th overall pick to the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Offensive lineKing DunlapOrlando FranklinChris WattJohnnie TroutmanDJ FlukerTrevor RobinsonChris HairstonMichael Huey
Running BacksMelvin GordonDanny WoodheadBranden Oliver
Dec 7, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Stevie Johnson (13) is unable to control the pass against Oakland Raiders defensive back Chimdi Chekwa (35) during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Wide ReceiverStevie JohnsonKeenan AllenMalcom FloydAustin PettisDontrelle InmanJacoby Jones
Tight EndsAntonio GatesLadarius GreenDavid JohnsonJohn Phillips
QuarterbackPhillip RiversKellen Clemens
Aug 30, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) is tackled by Arkansas Razorbacks tackle Darius Philon (91) during the first half at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
Defensive LineCorey LiugetKendall ReyesSean LissemoreRicardo MathewsRyan CarrethersDarius Philon
Outside LinebackerMelvin IngramJeremiah AttaochuTourek WilliamsCordarro LawKyle Emanuel
Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals running back Dominique Brown (10) is hit by Miami Hurricanes linebacker Denzel Perryman (52) during the Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
Inside LinebackersDonald ButlerManti TeoKavell ConnerDenzel Perryman?
CornerbacksBrandon FlowersJason VerrettStevie WilliamsChris DavisPatrick RobinsonCraig Mager
SafetyEric WeddleJimmy WilsonDarrell StuckyJahleel Addae?
Long SnapperMike Windt