Projecting the 49ers 53-man Roster One Last Time

It's about that time for one final roster projection before we head into the regular season, don't you think? Teams must have their rosters trimmed down to 53 at some point today and I figure we'll take one last swing at it. With Singletary stating earlier that only a few spots were actually up for grabs, you have to wonder who is secure and who isn't.

One can assume that the last cornerback position, the fifth wide receiver slot and the third tight end slot are positions that can go one way or another, and also whether or not the 49ers keep four halfbacks on their roster. We'll keep this open for discussion, share your thoughts on what you think will go down today. But how about we get to showing you some projections? We'll start with Fooch.

Throughout the last couple weeks Fooch has supplied four roster projections, and we'll link them in order.

Fooch Projection #1, Projection #2, and Projection #3.

His most recent, the fourth, can be found here and here's what it looks like:

Offense
QB (3): Shaun Hill, Alex Smith, Nate Davis
RB (4): Frank Gore, Glen Coffee, Michael Robinson, Kory Sheets
FB (1): Moran Norris
WR (6): Isaac Bruce, Brandon Jones, Josh Morgan, Jason Hill, Arnaz Battle, Dominique Zeigler
TE (3): Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker, Bear Pascoe
LT (2): Joe Staley, Barry Sims
LG (1): David Baas
C (2): Eric Heitmann, Cody Wallace
RG (2): Chilo Rachal, Tony Wragge
RT (2): Adam Snyder, Alex Boone

Defense
DE (5): Justin Smith, Kentwan Balmer, Demetric Evans, Isaac Sopoaga, Ray McDonald
DT (1): Aubrayo Franklin
OLB (4): Manny Lawson, Parys Haralson, Ahmad Brooks, Marques Harris
ILB (4): Patrick Willis, Takeo Spikes, Jeff Ulbrich, Scott McKillop
CB (5): Nate Clements, Dre Bly, Tarell Brown, Shawntae Spencer, Marcus Hudson
FS (2): Dashon Goldson, Mark Roman
SS (2): Michael Lewis, Reggie Smith

Special Teams
K: Joe Nedney
P: Andy Lee
LS: Brian Jennings
KR/PR: Allen Rossum

Last 5 on: Ahmad Brooks, Kory Sheets, Dominique Zeigler, Alex Boone, Bear Pascoe

First 5 off: Jay Moore, J.J. Finley, Curtis Taylor, Ricky Jean-Francois, Micheal Spurlock

After the jump I throw my projections into the ring...

My roster projection can be found here, here's how it looks.

Offense
QB (3): Shaun Hill, Alex Smith, Nate Davis
RB (4): Frank Gore, Glen Coffee, Michael Robinson, Kory Sheets
FB (1): Moran Norris
WR (6): Isaac Bruce, Josh Morgan, Arnaz Battle, Brandon Jones, Jason Hill, Michael Crabtree
TE (3): Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker, Bear Pascoe
LT (2): Joe Staley, Barry Sims
LG (1): David Baas
C (2): Eric Heitmann, Cody Wallace
RG (2): Chilo Rachal, Tony Wragge
RT (2): Adam Snyder, Alex Boone

Defense
DE (5): Justin Smith, Kentwan Balmer, Isaac Sopoaga, Ray McDonald, Ricky Jean-Francois
DT (1): Aubrayo Franklin
OLB (4): Manny Lawson, Parys Haralson, Ahmad Brooks, Marques Harris
ILB (4): Patrick Willis, Takeo Spikes, Jeff Ulbrich, Scott McKillop
CB (5): Nate Clements, Tarell Brown, Dre' Bly, Shawntae Spencer, Marcus Hudson
FS (2): Dashon Goldson, Mark Roman
SS (2): Michael Lewis, Reggie Smith

Special Teams
K: Joe Nedney
P: Andy Lee
LS: Brian Jennings
KR/PR: Allen Rossum

I'm not sure how strongly I feel about it at this point, what with Crabtree being on considering he may not sign by the beginning of the season. If I was to say what it will look like without Crabtree it'll still be six, but the last receiver on will be Micheal Spurlock. C Cody Wallace also could lose out to Matt Spanos, though I think Bear Pascoe and Marcus Hudson are not in danger of losing spots to J.J. Finley and Eric Green, respectively.

To finish, how about Matt Maiocco's projection, Matt Barrows' projection, and why not, Samuel Lam's projection since it seems to differ so much.

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