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Very Early 53-Man Roster Predictions for 2014

Now that the draft is over, everybody that is a lock or has a realistic shot at a spot on the 53-man roster has been signed. I am expecting the actual opening day roster will be much different as factors not known at this time, such as injuries and preseason performance, will have heavy influence. And then there is the Aldon Smith situation. For now, I include him on the roster, but chances are he will be serving a suspension to start the season. With that in mind, here is how I can see the roster shaping up if the team had to trim the roster down today.

Quarterbacks (3): Colin Kaepernick, McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Blaine Gabbert,
Runningbacks (5): Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, Marcus Lattimore, Kendall Hunter, Bruce Miller
Wide Receivers (6): Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Stevie Johnson, Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington, Kassim Osgood
Tight Ends (3): Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek
Offensive Linemen (9): Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Daniel Kilgore, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Jonathan Martin, Marcus Martin, Joe Looney, Luke Marquardt
Defensive Linemen (7): Justin Smith, Ian Williams, Ray McDonald, Glenn Dorsey, Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial, Tony Jerrod-Eddie
Linebackers (8): Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Michael Wilhoite, Ahmad Brooks, Corey Lemonier, Dan Skuta, Chris Borland, Nick Moody
Defensive Backs (9): Tramaine Brock, Eric Reid, Antoine Bethea, Chris Culliver, Jimmie Ward, Dontae Johnson, Perrish Cox, C.J. Spillman, Kenneth Acker
Special Teams (3): Phil Dawson, Andy Lee, Kevin McDermott

PUP: Navorro Bowman, Brandon Thomas, Keith Reaser, Trey Millard

Notable players who are left off include LaMichael James, Adam Snyder, Brandon Lloyd, Chris Cook, Craig Dahl, and draft picks Aaron Lynch and Kaleb Ramsey.

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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