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So how many of these camp heros do we really get to keep?

So it seems like every position has some exciting UDFA looking to make the team, some spots have 3-4, if we kept them all we'd have at least 60 players.  I'm just trying to get a handle on how many of these guys can be kept team-wide and what keeping a Baldwin would mean for a guy like Byrd. 

I'm going to start with the preliminary depth chart because the PUPs are already removed, if there is a better list to go off of let me know, I couldn't find the breakown article with "locks" and "long shot" that I was looking for.  I've bolded the guys who seem to be safe on the roster.

 

• QB:    Tarvaris Jackson, Charlie Whitehurst, Josh Portis
• FB:     Michael Robinson, Ryan Travis, Dorson Boyce
• RB:     Marshawn Lynch, Justin Forsett, Leon Washington, Chase Reynolds, Thomas Clayton
• LT:      Russell Okung, Tyler Polumbus, Will Robinson
• LG:     Robert Gallery, Paul McQuistan, Lemuel Jeanpierre
• C:       Max Unger, Mike Gibson, Brent Osborne
• RG:     John Moffitt, Paul Fanaika, Zach Hurd
• RT:     James Carpenter, Breno Giacomini, Caz Piurowski
• TE:      Zach Miller, John Carlson, Anthony McCoy, Dominique Byrd
• WR:    Mike Williams, Ben Obomanu, Kris Durham, Isaiah Stanback, Chris Carter
• WR:    Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Ricardo Lockette, Pat Williams

I have 20 guys with secure spots or at least reasonably secure, we'll have to keep at least 2 more linemen and probably 2 more TE whoever they end up being, so that's 24 on offense.

• LDE:   Chris Clemons, Raheem Brock, Dexter Davis, A.J. Schable, Jameson Konz
• LDT:   Alan Branch, Kentwan Balmer, Ryan Sims
• RDT:   Brandon Mebane, Junior Siavii, Jay Alford, Pep Levingston
• RDE:   Red Bryant, Jimmy Wilkerson, Pierre Allen
• OLB:   Leroy Hill, Malcolm Smith, Neal Howey
• MLB:  David Hawthorne, K.J. Wright, Michael Johnson
• OLB:   Aaron Curry, Matt McCoy, Mike Morgan
• LCB:   Marcus Trufant, Richard Sherman, Kennard Cox, Jesse Hoffman
• RCB:  Walter Thurmond, Brandon Browner, Kelly Jennings, Byron Maxwell, Ron Parker, Marcus Brown
• SS:      Kam Chancellor, Josh Pinkard, Jeron Johnson
• FS:      Earl Thomas, Mark LeGree, Rickey Thenarse, Brett Johnson

21 there, but there should be at least 2 more CBs (probably Sherman and, ugh, Jennings), so there's 23.

Add in the Offense and 3 specialists, and we've got 50.

3 spots for upside flyers and ST warriors.

So...

  • Portis
  • Baldwin
  • Lockette
  • Stanback
  • Clayton
  • Konz
  • Davis
  • Cox
  • Parker

...are all fighting for 3 spots with a whole bunch of other guys with even longer odds.  Which 3 do we protect from the practice squad?  Who would stay on the PS?  Who would get scooped up by other teams?  Am I missing something obvious or leaving someone out?  What happens when/if Butler, Morrah, Cole, and Lewis come off of PUP?

Myself, I have a hard time believing that Baldwin and Portis wouldn't get scooped off the PS with what they've shown so far.

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