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One man's final 53 (prior to preseason Week 3)

Here’s how my final 53 looks prior to the Niners’ Sunday game against the Raiders:

I’ve listed the totals at the position and compare the totals with the average number of players the Niners have kept at the position since 2003 (hat tip to Mike Sando’s roided out rosters)

QB: Smith, Carr, Davis (3) (vs. avg 3)

HB: Gore, Westbrook, Dixon, M. Robinson

FB: Norris (5 RBs) (vs. avg 5)

TE: Davis, Walker, Byham (3 TEs) (vs. avg 3)

WR: Crabtree, Morgan, Ginn, Ziegler, K. Williams (5 WRs) (vs. avg 6)

LT: Staley, Boone

LG: Iupati, Baas

C: Heitmann

RG: Rachal, Wragge

RT: Davis, Snyder (9 OLs) (vs. avg 9)

LDE: Sopoaga, McDonald

NT: Franklin, RJF

RDE: J. Smith, Evans (6 DL) (vs. avg 7)

LOLB: Lawson, Brooks

TedLB: Spikes, Bowman

MikeLB: Willis, Wilhelm

ROLB: Haralson, LaBoy, Briggs (9 LBs) (vs. avg 7)

LCB: Clements, Brown, Paymah

SS: Lewis, Mays, C. Taylor

FS: Goldson, R. Smith

RCB: Spencer, W. James (10 DBs) (vs. avg 10)

ST: Brian Jennings, Lee, Nedney (3 STs) (vs. avg 3)

Last 5 off:

B. Sims, Caulcrick (PS), P. Adams (PS), J. Hill, K. Mitchell (PS)

Last 5 on:

C. Taylor, one of Briggs/LaBoy, W. James, Dixon, Wilhelm

The obvious anomaly is the high number of Linebackers, but that seems justified to me since basically all of the OLBs also drop down to play as DEs on passing downs, and because the team probably wouldn’t want to expose Briggs or LaBoy to waiver claims given that the team may not have Lawson beyond next year.

Let me know what you think!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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