Prediction Fiction: Who Will Make The 53?

It’s been a good run, even if it ends this year. No one has been better at predicting the 53-man roster for the past few years. My not-so-humble brag will ultimately make this prediction terrible, but I’ve got to make it anyway.


Quarterbacks (3+1)

Jason Campbell

Kyle Boller

Trent Edwards

Terrelle Pryor (roster exemption while he is suspended)


Running backs (5)

Darren McFadden

Michael Bush

Taiwan Jones

Rock Cartwright

Marcel Reece


Receivers (6)

Darrius Heyward Bey

Jacoby Ford

Louis Murphy

Denarius Moore

Chaz Schilens

Derek Hagan


Tight Ends (3)

Kevin Boss

Brandon Myers

David Ausberry


Offensive Tackles (4)

Jared Veldheer

Stephon Heyer

Khalif Barnes

Joseph Barksdale


Offensive Guards (3)

Stefen Wisniewski

Cooper Carlisle

Bruce Campbell


Center (1)

Samson Satele


Defensive Tackles (4)

Richard Seymour

Tommy Kelly

John Henderson

Desmond Bryant


Defensive Ends (4)

Lamarr Houston

Matt Shaughnessy

Trevor Scott

Jarvis Moss


Linebackers (6)

Rolando McClain

Kamerion Wimbley

Quentin Groves

Darryl Blackstock

Jeremy Leman

Sam Williams


Safties (5)

Michael Huff

Tyvon Branch

Mike Mitchell

Chimdi Chekwa

Stevie Brown


Cornerbacks (6)

Stanford Routt

Chris Johnson

Demarcus Van Dyke

Lito Sheppard

Walter McFadden

Jeremy Ware


Specialists (3)

Sebastian Janikowski

Shane Lechler

Jon Condo

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  • Www Israelgrooms

    this is kinda way out from left feild but,its the first question i found myself asking imiditly after reading your probibly highly acurate moch 53man roster.are my beloved raiders nothing more than als lil pet projects? honestly,who can look at that roster and not see that i dare say about 80% of those guys would be second string at best in the rest of the nfl!sure,theres talant but a hodge-podge of flashy fast unproven atheleats whos styles dont even complament each other much less the scheme of our o or d! SOMEONE,ANYONE tell me im wrong

    • Chris Hansen

      You are right and wrong. Al Davis usually has trouble cutting bait with draft picks within a couple years. Al Davis usually has one or two scholarship players (I chose Sam Williams, I left off Bruce Davis) I could see both on the roster.

      The styles of the players do fit the team, but it could be the style that is the problem, not the players.

      I can see where you are coming from, but reality also is that every team has project players. The uniqueness is when it comes to the scholarships.

  • Dros666

    Didnt Bruce Davis sign a 4 yr Contract this year , i think he is the  new scholarship, cut Myers & add Gordon

  • Colorado

    WOW.. I Really can’t believe we r going into the season with Standford routt n chris johnson as our 2 starting cbs.. Plus we play mostly man 2 man hints why we give UP HUGE RUNS..Routt was horrible last year and we pay him huge money to stay..We shouldn’t have a 80 yr old man running things<for that matter we should have never had a 65 year old runing things either..He has build,loved,and destroyed the raiders!! 1983/ come on guys


  • Hayden doesn't look much like he did in college. I feel like most of his issues are between the ears. Important factor, but strange deal.
    about 1 hour ago
  • Not if you watched his college tape. How would you even know a "reach" when you saw it? BS narrative.
    about 2 hours ago
  • Raiders vs. Chiefs x2 going to be big factor in wildcard race one way or another.
    about 2 hours ago
  • Raiders have been reluctant to put the full weight of the offense on Carr, but it's painfully clear he's ready and they need to.
    about 2 hours ago
  • Hindsight always 20-20. No telling how things would or wouldn't have worked out. A lot of duds in that class.
    about 2 hours ago