We finally made it all the way through our pre-training camp roster projections for the Arizona Cardinals and with just three days until the first practice of training camp, there is just enough time to compile a full 53 man roster projection. The only positions that we did not cover were the specialists, but with just one kicker, one punter and one long snapper it's probably fair to say that they are all locks.
We'll use the 'locks' and 'on the bubble' tiers that we've compiled so far (although you can certainly make some tweaks of your own as you see fit). In case you missed one of the positions or just need to refresh you memory for a certain position, you can find each and every projection right here. We'll list the locks first and then our group of 'bubble' players so that you can fill out your final 53.
Quarterback: (3) Kurt Warner, Matt Leinart and Brian St. Pierre
Running Back: (3) Chris Wells, Tim Hightower and Jason Wright
Fullback: (no locks)
Wide Receiver:, , and
(2) (1) ,
Offensive Line:, , ,
Defensive Line: (5) Darnell Dockett, Calais Campbell,
Inside Backers: (2) Karlos Dansby and Gerald Hayes
Outside Backers: (4) Clark Haggans, Chike Okeafor, and
Cornerbacks: (3) Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Bryant McFadden and Ralph Brown
Specialists: (3) Neil Rackers, Ben Graham and Mike Leach
For the mathematically challenged, that's
38 roster spots 37 roster spots (carddan correctly pointed out that Patrick will not count against the roster until his suspension is lifted) that are 'locked' in but what about the remaining 15 16 spots? Here is our group of 'bubble' players for you to pick your final 15 spots. Of course you don't have to stick with our original 38, but it's a decent starting point.
Running Back: LaRod Stephens-Howling
Wide Receiver: Lance Long and Michael Ray Garvin, ,
Tight End:, , and
Offensive Line:, , , and
Defensive Line:, and
Inside Backers:, and
Cornerbacks: Greg Toler and Michael Adams
Safeties:, , and
Who are your roster suprises and what veterans don't make the cut?