(werent they trying to Trade Dwyer during the Draft?)
Wheaton at #3
sleeper pick... Vince Williams beats out Foote at ILB.
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I would hope Jones & Bell. That would mean they both are special.
If I'm predicting..I would say Bell should top the depth chart by week 1 based upon who will be on the roster. If Redman, Dwyer, Howling, & Batch are his only obstacles...I would say that is what they call "By Default." If they decide to cut/trade one of Redman/Dwyer & sign Bradshaw because he would take min...Then I may say Bell would be part of a rotation. To me...Bradshaw, Bell, Redman or Dwyer, and Howling scream "facelift"!
i dont see foote loosing his job this year
Another exercise might be to see who makes the cut, and where.
Jones - starter
Bell - starter
Wheaton - ST player and 4th WR who sees the field more than our fourth would normally be expected
Thomas - Backup SS
Jones - 3rd QB this year, second string QB next year
Hawthorne - fighting it out with Brown and Van Dyke for the fourth and fifth CB spots. Just as likely to be one of those spots as relegated to PS
Brown - I'd say that Sanders, Antonio, and Wheaton are pretty much locks. Cotch would be the next best thing. Will have to fight it out with Cotch, Plax, and Gilreath to avoid the PS.
V. Williams - Has as good a shot as any sixth rounder should. There are openings, and the guys he will battle with are not standouts. Foote and Timmons locked at ILB. Two spots left with Sly and McFadden being the toughest competition.
N. Williams - training camp body who is a long shot at best