A 53 man roster projection on first cut day

Today rosters are trimed from 90 to 85.

Because of that, Levi Danien formely of SBP put together a roster projection:

Raiderwire roster prediction

What follows is the projection and my analysis of this projection.

QBS IN: Derek Carr, Jarrett Stidham, Nick Mullens

OUT: Chase Garbers

I think there is little value in using a roster spot on 3rd QB. Put Garbers on Practice squad and open up a roster spot for a RB. Mullens is who he is and he is not as capable of running the offense as Stidham is.

RBS IN: Josh Jacobs, Jakob Johnson (FB), Kenyon Drake, Ameer Abdullah, Zamir White

OUT: Brittain Brown, Brandon Bolden, Austin Walter

I think you take Mullens off and add Brandon Bolden to roster. I think Brown and Walter are practice squad guys.

WRs IN: Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow, Mack Hollins, Keelan Cole, Demarcus Robinson, Tyron Johnson
OUT: DJ Turner, Justin Hall, Chris Lacy, Isaiah Zuber, Dillon Stoner

Ok, I think 6 is too many but who do you cut. Hollins, Cole, and Johnson seem valuable on ST and Hollins and Johnson provide unique attributes. So if its 5 and I think it will be to pick up a guard or tackle in the cuts, it will be Robinson.

TEs IN: Darren Waller, Foster Moreau, Nick Bowers, Jacob Hollister

OUT: Jesper Hostead, Cole Fotheringham

Agree here. Maybe cut Bowers or Hollister for an upgrade from other team cuts.

OL IN: T Kolton Miller, G John Simpson, C Andre James, G Lester Cotton Sr, T/G Jermaine Eluemunor, T/G Alex Leatherwood, C/G Dylan Parham, T Thayer Munford

OUT: Brandon Parker (IR), Hroniss Grasu, Jackson Barton, Tyrone Wheatley, Alex Bars, Jordan Meredith, Bamidele Olaseni

After all the "its Leatherwoods or Brandon Parkers to lose etc," looking at this right this minute it looks like it will be Elumanour at RT as Levi has it, but who knows with Munford at RT. I think Munford is higher in backup pecking order than ALW. ALW did not look good with Vikings. I am guessing that there will be a 9th lineman aquired from cuts.

IDL IN: Bilal Nichols, Kyle Peko, Andrew Billings, Matt Butler, Neil Farrell

OUT: Johnathan Hankins (IR), Vernon Butler, Tyler Lancaster, Kendal Vickers, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa

Mostly agreed here. Billings ahead of Peko. I am not concerned that teams are running on Raiders mostly backups and cuts. Billings plays well and Nichols will be back. I like Peko as a rotational player. I think Matthew Butler will also improve and rotate in as well.

ED IN: Maxx Crosby, Chandler Jones, Malcolm Koonce, Clelin Ferrell

OUT: Gerri Green, Zach VanValkenburg, Tashawn Bower

Agree but i do think Ferrell is on a bubble with one of other 3 or a FA cut.

LB IN: Divine Deablo, Denzel Perryman, Jayon Brown, Kenny Young, Darien Butler

OUT: Curtis Bolton, Luke Masterson


CBs IN: Trayvon Mullen, Rock Ya-Sin, Nate Hobbs, Anthony Averett, Darius Phillips

OUT: Amik Robertson, Sam Webb, Bryce Cosby, Chris Jones, Isiah Brown, Nate Brooks

I think Mullen starts season on PUP. Futhermore, the pecking order is off. Hobbs is Raiders best corner follwed by YaSin then Averett. These 3 will becon the field a lot. Phillips looks good. I think Webb and Robertson is battling to be on squad till Mullen comes back. Practice squad

SAF IN: Johnathan Abram, Tre’von Moehrig, Tyree Gillespie, Duron Harmon, Roderic Teamer

OUT: Qwynnterrio Cole, Isaiah Pola-Mao, Matthias Farley

Don't agree with pecking order. Abram may not even start but will be a situational rotation piece. Harmon better than Gillespie and Abram in my opinion. Keeps and cuts agree. Some will be on practice squad.

SPEC IN: K Daniel Carlson, P AJ Cole, LS Trent Sieg