Back on the eve of the start of 2010 Bills training camp, I posted a pre-camp final roster prediction that, unsurprisingly, has taken several massive hits as the players hit (and in some cases left) the field. Here's a recap of the good and the bad from that prediction, along with an update as we prepare for the second half of the preseason.
Injured players that have hurt the prediction: Marcus Easley, Ed Wang, Michael Matthews, Derek Schouman, Danny Batten. Easley, Matthews and Batten are all on Injured Reserve. Schouman is out 3-6 weeks with a knee injury, while Wang is recovering from thumb surgery. Both are still possibilities for the final roster, but they've got an uphill climb if they don't get back on the field soon.
Straight up bad calls: I stand by my logic, but have a feeling that picking Ryan Fitzpatrick over Brian Brohm as the backup quarterback will backfire on me. I sang Jonathan Stupar's praises all spring, but wimped out and kept him off the roster. I take comfort in the fact that I'm not the only fan that completely misread Chris Ellis, who could be a starter in this defense; I didn't have him on the final roster. Keeping Lonnie Harvey and Cary Harris looks woefully misguided. Listing Aaron Maybin and Shawn Nelson as starters was jumping the gun a touch, as well.
A good call or two: I had Chad Jackson on the team over James Hardy, which is looking good. Listing Steve Johnson and Drayton Florence as starters has held up surprisingly well.
Updated predictions after the jump.
If you'd rather see that in depth chart form... well, here you are.
|WR||13||Steve Johnson||11||Roscoe Parrish
|LT||77||Demetrius Bell||69||Jamon Meredith||71||Ed Wang|
|RG||70||Eric Wood||68||Cordaro Howard
|RT||74||Cornell Green||73||Kirk Chambers|
|WR||83||Lee Evans||17||Chad Jackson
|QB||5||Trent Edwards||4||Brian Brohm
|RB||22||Fred Jackson||23||Marshawn Lynch
|FB||38||Corey McIntyre||35||Joique Bell|
|LE||99||Marcus Stroud||92||Alex Carrington|
|NT||95||Kyle Williams||96||Torell Troup|
|RE||98||Dwan Edwards||91||Spencer Johnson|
|LOLB||90||Chris Kelsay||93||Chris Ellis
|LILB||51||Paul Posluszny||55||Kawika Mitchell|
|RILB||54||Andra Davis||56||Keith Ellison
|LCB||24||Terrence McGee||27||Reggie Corner||26||Ashton Youboty
|SS||20||Donte Whitner||43||Bryan Scott|
|FS||31||Jairus Byrd||37||George Wilson|
|RCB||29||Drayton Florence||28||Leodis McKelvin||25||Ellis Lankster|
Agreements? Disagreements? Predictions of your own? The comments section is all yours, folks.