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Predicting the Chargers 53-Man Roster

Dec 5, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars safety Adrian McDonald (16) reacts after a play during the first half against the Temple Owls in the Mid-American Conference football championship game at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars safety Adrian McDonald (16) reacts after a play during the first half against the Temple Owls in the Mid-American Conference football championship game at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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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

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