2010-11 Indianapolis Colts Roster Prediction - Opposing Views

2010-11 Indianapolis Colts Roster Prediction

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I never do roster predictions. For whatever reason, I've never found them particuarly interesting.  Still, I know many of you love to do it, and I get why people think it's fun. Westside Rob wrote me with his last night, and it struck me as a nice effort. I don't necessarily agree with every player evaluation (I think Wheeler is going to break out this year), but probably 85% of the roster is basically set already. Here's his best guess as to the final 53:


QB (2 spots with 1 on PS)

1

18
Manning
I think this guy has a shot

2
7
Painter
Probably won't be displaced this year




RB (4 spots per usual)

3
29
Addai
Oesher's right Addai is the most underrated player on the team

4
31
Brown
Not likely to push ahead of Addai until he can pass block

5
32
Hart
A solid #3 RB but not a world beater

6
45
Moore
Right now his running and KR gives him the edge








TE

7
44
Clark
Another strong year for Dallas but not as great as last year

8
81
Eldridge
So far he's been the most impressive rookie

9
84
Tamme
Won't see a lot of snaps if Clark is healthy

10
46
Cloherty
A tough call as he'd probably be safe on the PS








WR (I think solid 4 allows them to only carry 5 WRs)

11
87
Wayne
His production won't drop in a contract year

12
11
Gonzalez
Should bounce back for a nice year

13
17
Collie
Looks likely to maintain or improve on a solid rookie season

14
85
Garcon
Most likely to regress of the top 4 but I still think he'll be solid

15
10
Smith
Taj needs to show consistency but most promising of the 3 possibles (White, Giguere)








OL

16
63
Saturday
He's stil the OL MVP

17
71
Diem
I still can't imagine he's got many years left but he's looked solid in preseason

18
74
Johnson
Who would have thought we'd be desperate for him to return to staring LT

19
67
Ugoh
He's still a big disappointment (not a bust) but his versaility will keep him on the roster for a while

20
66
Devan
Not sure if he'll start but he won't go from starter to off the roster

21
73
Thomas
Showing some promise so he's probably in

22
65
McClendon
He's been too hurt to know for sure but they'll give him a year at least

23
62
Richard
He seems to have regressed but he'll make it

24
78
Pollack
Another disappointment but he'll make the roster








DE (Some decent players are going to get cut)

25
93
Freeney
He still makes the defense work

26
98
Mathis
Not as good without Freeney but still elite

27
99
Johnson
Continues to show improvement

28
90
Muir
Probably the best DT on the team

29
95
Moala
Definitely improved from 09' won't start yet but a solid backup

30
68
Foster
Solid flexible DL

31
92
Hughes
I'm concerned but he'll make the roster for sure

32
91
Matthews
Shown enough signs to keep around

33
94
Baldwin
Has shown he can get to the QB

34
97
Chick
Pass rush is valued overall so I think he makes it








LB

35
58
Brackett
After Freeney Brackett is the next most important defender

36
55
Session
Key to the run defense

37
50
Wheeler
Not sure he holds his starting spot much longer

38
51
Angerer
Got to like what we've seen from him so far

39
53
Conner
Has also looked decent so far

40
59
Humber
Solid player and decent STs player








DB

41
21
Sanders
It would be nice to see a full season from 21

42
41
Bethea
Ironman of the Colt's secondary

43
26
Hayden
Great DB for Colt's defensive style

44
25
Powers
Showed PB potential last year but needs to stay on field

45
27
Lacey
Solid number 3 CB looks improved from 2009

46
33
Bullitt
Looks like he'll play some LB in the Nickel package to get him on the field more

47
20
Thomas
Do they IR him or keep him on active roster?

48
34
Lambert
Has made plays in both preseason games

49
37
King
Probably get's the last spot for the DB's







ST

50

1
McAfee
Could deliver a ProBowl caliber year

51
4
Vinateri
Could be his last year wearing the horseshoe

52
48
Snow
Probably still holds this spot but Tamme capability would offer Colts option to use his spot for others

53
12
James
I'm thinking they keep him but I'm probalby wrong about this



Close Calls


96
Dawson
Get's caught in a numbers game


75
King
A tough call but probably can be kept on the PS


47
Robinson
Just not consistent enough


46
Cloherty
A tough call but probably can be kept on the PS


52
Glenn
It's between him and Humber


72
Linkenbach
Most servicable of the backup OT's but PS bound


38
Newton
If Thomas get's IR'd Newton probably makes it

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