Is it too early to predict the San Diego Chargers’ 53-man roster? Maybe; but it sure is a fun exercise as we wait for camp to begin. It also gives you a good idea on which rookies have a chance to make the team.
There certainly are a lot of opportunities for players on the defensive side of the ball to make the team. The depth on that side is weak. The offensive side of the ball is pretty locked up barring injuries, except at the back-up QB position. Kellen Clemens has not played well in the last two preseasons and is ripe for being unseated. Could Philip Rivers have a new clipboard holder this year? I think so.
Check out the roster to see what other rookies I have making the team and let me know your thoughts on who is going to make the final 53.
Offensive Line:King DunlapOrlando FranklinMax TuerkD.J. FlukerJoe BarksdaleChris HairstonTrevor Robinson/Chris WattDonavon Clark/Kenny Wiggins
Running Backs:Melvin GordonDanny WoodheadBranden OliverDerek Watt
Wide Receivers:Keenan AllenTravis BenjaminStevie JohnsonDontrelle InmanJavontee HerndonTyrell Williams
Tight Ends:Antonio GatesJeff CumberlandHunter Henry?
Quarterbacks:Philip RiversMike Bercovici
Defensive Line:Joey BosaCorey LiugetBrandon MebaneRyan CarrethersDarius PhilonDamion Square/Tenny Palepoi
Outside Linebackers:Melvin IngramJeremiah AttaochuCordarro LawKyle EmanuelTourek Williams
Inside Linebackers:Denzel PerrymanManti Te’oJoshua PerryJatavis Brown
Cornerbacks:Brandon FlowersJason VerrettCasey HaywardStevie WilliamsCraig MagerGreg Ducre
Safeties:Dwight LoweryDarrell StuckeyJahleel AddaeAdrian Phillips/Dexter McCoilAdrian McDonald
Kicker: Josh Lambo
Punter: Drew Kaser
Long Snapper: Mike Windt