Friday, July 10, 2009

30 Lock Roster Time!

Last ifseason, we made guess as to who were the 30 players we each thought was a "Lock" to make the final roster. With all the ifseason additions this year, while there is a lot of flux on the roster, most of it is on the bottom end. Quite a few guys are fighting to see who starts, and who is a backup but both will make the roster in the end (most likely)

So this year, I am adding a little spice. First of all, I am already making this call:

Jason Hanson, Nick Harris, and Don Mulbach will all be on the team. So we will be looking for 30 OTHER players who are a lock to make the team.

Here is how the rules go:

30 Lock: 30 players who will absolutely, definitely, without a doubt be on the Lions roster for game 1. Please list with first initial, last name, and position (lots of Johnsons and smiths out there)

10 Kindas: You think these guys will make it. You think. Maybe. Most likely. Sure. Possibly not. Again, at least first initial, last name, and position.

10 Guesses: Try to see if we can nail most of the bottom ten on the roster for opening day -- talk about a tough gig!!

Leave your handle with your guesses, and I will compile the results, and I'll use the official roster at Detroitlions.com after the 4th preseason game for the comparison to see who did the best, and how we did as a group.

DEADLINE: Camp is in about 2 or so weeks. I will compile these results when camp starts. Last year we did this in May, and all of our 30 locks made it, as well as all 10 or our likelies.

Good Luck! I will post mine up as well in the comments. Let the guessing begin!!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

QB M Stafford D Culpepper
D Stanton

RB K Smith M Morris

FB T Smith J Felton

WR C Johnson B Johnson D Williams

TE B Pettigrew

C D Riola

G S Peterman

T J Backus G Cherilus D Loper

DE C Avril D White

DT A Fluellen G Jackson S Hill

LB E Sims J Peterson L Foote
D Levy J Dizon

CB P Buchanon A Henry E King

S L Delmas

The next ten

S K Pearson M Manuel D Bullucks

CB K Smith

LB Z Follett

DT C Darby

DE I Alama-Francis

T J Jansen E Salaam

TE W Heller


7 guesses

RB A Brown

WR R Curry K Harris

TE D Gronkowski

G T Fonoti

T D Cook

DE J Devries

this leaves 3 guesses as to who we might get after some camp cuts.

nocoach

CHIEFGER139 said...

NOT READY TO CHOSE YET=but this is why I love your site-blogger participation-cant get any better than that!! your the best det fan79!!

nubsnobber said...

30 LOCK

QB M Stafford
QB D Culpepper
RB K Smith
RB M Morris
FB J Felton
WR C Johnson
WR B Johnson
WR D Northcutt
TE B Pettigrew
TE W Heller
T J Backus
T G Cherilus
G D Loper
G S Peterman
C D Raiola
DE C Avril
DE D White
DT G Jackson
DT S Hill
DT A fluellen
LB L Foote
LB J Peterson
LB E Sims
LB D Levy
LB J Dizon
CB P Buchanon
CB E King
CB A Henry
S L Delmas
S D Bullocks

10 MAYBE

QB D Stanton
FB T Smith
WR D Williams
TE D Gronkowski
T J Jansen
DE I Alama-francis
LB Z Follett
CB K Smith
S K Pearson
S S Schweigert

I want to hold off on my last ten for a few days.

Reverend Spielman said...

30 LOCK

QB M Stafford
QB D Culpepper
RB K Smith
RB M Morris
FB J Felton
WR C Johnson
WR B Johnson
WR D Northcutt
WR D Williams
TE B Pettigrew
TE W Heller
T J Backus
T G Cherilus
T J Jansen
G D Loper
G S Peterman
C D Raiola
DE C Avril
DE D White
DT G Jackson
DT S Hill
DT A Fluellen
LB L Foote
LB J Peterson
LB E Sims
LB D Levy
CB P Buchanon
CB E King
CB A Henry
S L Delmas

10 Probables

QB D Stanton
FB T Smith
TE D Gronkowski
DE J DeVries
DT C Darby
LB Z Follett
LB J Dizon
CB K Smith
S K Pearson
S D Bullocks

Last 10

RB A Brown
WR R Curry
C D Gandy
G T Fonuti
T E Salaam
DE/DT I Alama-Francis
DE J Hunter
DT J Gill
CB R Robinson
S M Manual

TimT said...

Locked:
C D Raiola
DB A Henry
DB E King
DB K Smith
DB P Buchanon
DE C Avril
DE J DeVries
DT A Fluellen
DT I Alama-Francis
DT L Cohen
FB J Felton
MLB D Levy
MLB L Foote
OL D Loper
OT J Backus
QB D Culpepper
QB D Stanton
QB M Stafford
RB K Smith
RB M Morris
RG S Peterman
RT G Cherilus
S D Bullocks
S L Delmas
SLB J Dizon
SLB J Peterson
TE B Pettigrew
WLB E Sims
WR B Johnson
WR C Johnson

Likely:
DE D White
DT C Darby
DT S Hill
FB T Smith
OL J Jansen
RB A Brown
TE D Northcutt
TE W Heller
WR D Williams
WR R Curry

Bottom:
DB R Robinson
MLB C Spencer
OL E Salaam
OL L Murtha
OL M Ramirez
OLB Z Follett
S K Pearson
S M Manuel
TE D Gronkowski
WR K Colbert

Narauk said...

30 locked

QB
M. Stafford
D. Culpepper

Center
D, Raolia

Corner
E. King
A. Henry
p. Buchanon
K. Smith

D Line
C. Averil
D. White
I. Francis
S. Hill
G. Jackson
A. Fluellen


Guard
S. Peterman

Linebacker
L. Foote
D. Levy
J. Peterson
E. SIms
J. Dizon

Kickers
J. Hanson
N. Harris

Running back
K. Smith
M. Morris

Safety
L. Delmas

Tackle
G. Cherilus
J. Backus
D. Loper

TE
B. Pettigrew

WR
C. Johnson
B. Johnson

Next 10

WR D. Northcutt
WR D. Williams
LS D. Muhlbach
TE W. Heller
T J. Jansen
T D. Cook
FB J. Felton
FB T. Smith
QB D. Stanton
S M. Manuel

Last 10

DE J. DeVries
DT D. Darby
S D. Bullocks
S K. Pearson
T E. Salaam
WR R. Curry
RB A. Smith
DT L. Cohen
LB C. Spencer
G T. Fonoti

Anonymous said...

Naruk

The Lions have a 53 man roster, and 3 are alrady locked. Punter, kicker, and long-snapper do not count for your 30 lock or the next twenty.

Anonymous said...

1. CPep
2. Stafford
3. Stanton
4. Kevin Smith
5. M. Morris
6. Felton
7. T. Smith
8. Riola
9. Cherilus
10. Backus
11. Loper
12. Jansen
13. Peterman
14. Pettigrew
15. C.J.
16. Bryant Johnson
17. Sammie Hill
18. Grady Jackson
19. Fluellen
20. Cliff Avril
21. D. White
22. E. Simms
23. Foote
24. Peterson
25. Dizon
26. Buchannon
27. Henry
28. Delmas
29. Bullocks
30. Northcutt
31. Hanson
32. Harris
33. Muhlbach


Lik

Anonymous said...

1. CPep
2. Stafford
3. Stanton
4. Kevin Smith
5. M. Morris
6. Felton
7. Riola
8. Cherilus
9. Backus
10. Loper
11. Peterman
12. Pettigrew
13. C.J.
14. Bryant Johnson
15. Grady Jackson
16. Fluellen
17. Cliff Avril
18. D. White
19. E. Simms
20. Foote
21. Peterson
22. Dizon
23. Buchannon
24. Henry
25. Delmas
26. Bullocks
27. Northcutt
28. E. King
29. Keith Smith
30. T. Smith

Next 10
31. Sammie Hill
32. Jansen
33. Levy
34. Pearson
35. M. Manual
36. R. Curry
37. Alma Francis
38. Salaam
39. DeVries
40. D. Williams

Lik

DetFan, Please forget or delete my first post, I moved some around and added the ten. I want to hold off on the last ten for now.

Sibley said...

30 Locks:
Raiola, Dominic C
Buchanon, Phillip CB
Henry, Anthony CB
King, Eric CB
Avril, Cliff DE
DeVries, Jared DE
White, Dewayne DE
Jackson, Grady DT
Fluellen, Andre DT
Felton, Jerome FB
Ramirez, Manny G
Peterman, Stephen G
Dizon, Jordon LB
Foote, Larry LB
Levy, DeAndre LB
Peterson, Julian LB
Sims, Ernie LB
Culpepper, Daunte QB
Stafford, Matthew QB
Smith, Kevin RB
Manuel, Marquand S
Delmas, Louis S
Backus, Jeff T
Cherilus, Gosder T
Loper, Daniel T
Pettigrew, Brandon TE
Johnson, Bryant WR
Johnson, Calvin WR
Northcutt, Dennis WR
Williams, Derrick WR

10 Likelies:
Gandy, Dylan C
Smith, Terrelle FB
Levy, DeAndre LB
Stanton, Drew QB
Brown, Aaron RB
Bullocks, Daniel S
Jansen, Jon T
Salaam, Ephraim T
FitzSimmons, Casey TE
Curry, Ronald WR

WAGs:
Robinson, Ramzee CB
Smith, Keith CB
Darby, Chuck DT
Hill, Sammie DT
Fonoti, Toniu G
Follett, Zack LB
Schweigert, Stuart S
Heller, Will TE
Boldin, Demir WR
Standeford, John WR

Mark in AZ said...

Mark in AZ locks

QB- Culpepper, Stafford
RB- K. Smith-34, M. Morris
FB- Felton
WR- C. Johnson-81, B. Johnson, D. Northcut, D, Williams
TE- B. Pettigrew, W. Heller
LT- Backus
LG- Loper
C- Raiola
RG- S. Pearman, M. Ramirez
RT- Cherilus, Jensen
DE- D. White, Averil
DT- G. Jackson, A. Fluellen
LB- Sims, Foote, Peterson
CB- A. Henery, Buchannon, E. King
S- Delmas, Bullocks

Next 10

QB- D. Stanton
RB- A. Brown
FB- FB T Smith
DE J DeVries
DT C Darby
LB Z Follett
LB J Dizon
CB K Smith
S K Pearson
WR R Curry

Poss bubble

TE D Gronkowski
DB R Robinson
MLB C Spencer
OL E Salaam
OL L Murtha
OLB S M Manuel
DT L. Cohen
G T. Fonoti
WR- Boldin, Demir
WR- Standeford, John

Just as I see it some changes either way. WingedLion19

ClusterFox said...

1- D. Raiola –C
2- S. Peterman- G
3- D. Loper-G/T
4- G. Cherilus- T
5- J. Backus- T
6- J. Jansen-C/G/T
7- B. Pettigrew-TE
8- B.Johnson-WR
9- C. Johnson- WR
10- D. Northcut-WR
11- K. Smith-RB
12- M. Morris-RB
13- T. Smith-FB
14- D. Culpepper-QB
15- M. Stafford –QB
16- S. Hill-DT
17- G. Jackson-DT
18- C. Avril-DE
19- D. White-DE
20- J. DeVries-DE
21- A. Henry-CB
22- P. Buchanon-CB
23- L. Foote-LB
24- D. Levy-LB
25- J. Peterson-LB
26- E. Sims-LB
27- J. Dizon-LB
28- D. Bullocks-S
29- K. Pearson-S
30- L. Delmas-S


10 Kindas

1-E. King-CB
2-I. Alama-Francis-DE
3-A. Fluellen-DT
4-J. Felton-FB
5-T. Fonoti-G/C
6-D.Stanton-QB
7-W. Heller-TE
8-S. Schweigert-S
9-E. Salaam-T
10- R. Curry-WR

Bottom 10
1- D. Gronkowski-TE
2- D.Williams-WR
3- L. Cohen-DT
4- C.Darby-DT
5- Z. Folett-LB
6- A. Brown-RB
7- M. Manuel-S
8- K.Smith-CB
9- D. Gandy-C
10- J. Gill-DT

I hope we acquire atleast 3-4 different bodies at positions of need by the time the roster is set.

Clusterfox

narauk said...

I see what I did wrong...Thanks for the help. I will be reposting in the next couple of days. Thanks

CHIEFGER139 said...

1. D.RAIOLA C 2. A.HENRY CB 3. P.BUCHANON CB 4. C.AVRIL DE 5. D.WHITE DE 6. E.HICKS DE 7. G.JACKSON DT 8. C.JOHNSON WR 9. A.FLUELLEN DT 10. J.FELTON FB 11. K.PEARSON S 12. S.PETERMAN G 13. M.RAMIREZ G 14.L.FOOTE LB 15. J.JANSON T 16. E.SIMS LB 17.J.PETRSON LB 18. J.DIZON LB 19. D.CULPEPPER QB 20. M.STAFFORD QB 21. K.SMITH RB 22. D.BULLOCKS S 23.M.MORRIS RB 24.L.DELMOS S 25.J.STANDEFORD WR 26. D.LOOPER T 27. G.CHERLIOUS T 28. J.BACKUS T 29. D.NORTHCUTT WR 30. B.PETIGREW TE

NEXT 10
1. R.ROBINSON CB 2.C.DARBY DT 3.L.HICKS S 4. L. COHEN DT 5. D.STANTON QB 6. S.HILL DT 7. D.LEVY LB 8. D.COOK T 9.T.SMITH FB 10. J.DEVRIES DE
BOTTOM 10
1. C. FITSIMMONS TE
2. A.CASON RB
3. D.GERBERRY C
4.E. KING CB
5. E.SALEM T
6.D.WILLIAMS WR
7. J.GILL DT
8.R.CURRY WR
9.L.MURTHA T
10.A.BROWN RB
THIS WAS REALLY TOUGH TO DO

SomeChoi said...

Locks
QB - M Stafford, D Culpepper
RB - K Smith, M Morris
FB - T Smith
OL - J Backus, D Raiola, S Peterman, G Cherilus
TE - B Pettigrew
WR - C Johnson, B Johnson, D Williams, D Northcutt
DL - C Avril, D White, J Devries, G Jackson, A Fluellen
LB - E Sims, L Foote, J Peterson, J Dizon, D Levy
CB - P Buchanon, A Henry, E King
S - L Delmas, D Bullocks, K Pearson

Kindas
QB - D Stanton
FB - J Felton
OL - J Jansen, M Ramirez, D Loper
DL - S Hill, C Darby
LB - C Spencer
CB - K Smith
S - M Manuel

Guesses
RB - A Brown, A Smith
OL - L Murtha
DL - I Alama-Francis
LB - Z Follet

RIP said...

Man, unlike last year, this was more difficut. Last year we had Millen's pricy free agents and Marrinelli's men. With no salary cap for next year, everyone is volnerable for a cut. With the last five roster jobs on the line, it became iffy. Do you same a spot for a large RB, KR at what position, a STer as a 4th TE, go with a 6th LB, or with a 10th DT (looking at Jackson's age and possible suspension). I went with the DT. So here it is.

RIP from Kzoo

30 Locks

QB D Culpepper, M Stafford
RB K Smith, M Morris
FB T Smith, J Felton
WR C Johnson, B Johnson, D Northcutt
TE B Pettigrew
T J Backus, G Cherilus
G D Loper, S Peterman
C D Riola
DE C Avril, D White, J DeVries
DT G Jackson, A Fluellen
LB E Sims, J Peterson, L Foote, J Dizon
CB P Buchanon, A Henry, E King
S L Delmas, M Manual

Kindas

QB D Stanton
WR R Curry
T J Janson
G M Ramirez
DE E Hicks, I Alama-Francis
DT C Darby
LB D Levey, C Spencer
CB K Smith

Guesses

RB A Smith
TE W Heller, D Gronkowski
WR D Williams
T E Salaam
G T Fonoti
DT S Hill, J Gill
LB Z Follet
CB R Robinson
S K Pearson

Wayne Fontes cut a DT for the practice squad that he really liked in Wells only to have Chicago pick him up, so that is why Gill made my cut.

Anonymous said...

Here's my 30 lock. DetroitSims




QB M Stafford
QB D Culpepper
RB K Smith
RB M Morris
FB J Felton
WR C Johnson
WR B Johnson
WR D Northcutt
WR D Williams
TE B Pettigrew
TE W Heller
T J Backus
T G Cherilus
T J Jansen
G D Loper
G S Peterman
C D Raiola
DE C Avril
DE D White
DT G Jackson
DT S Hill
DT A Fluellen
LB L Foote
LB J Peterson
LB E Sims
LB D Levy
CB P Buchanon
CB E King
CB A Henry
S L Delmas

10 Probables

QB D Stanton
FB T Smith
TE D Gronkowski
DE J DeVries
DT C Darby
LB Z Follett
LB J Dizon
CB K Smith
S K Pearson
S D Bullocks

Last 10

RB A Brown
WR R Curry
C D Gandy
G T Fonuti
T E Salaam
DE/DT I Alama-Francis
DE J Hunter
DT J Gill
CB R Robinson
S M Manual

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DetFan1979 said...

My 30 "Locks"

QB: 1. Daunte Culpepper, 2. Matthew Stafford, 3. Drew Stanton
O-Line: 4. Jeff Backus, 5. Daniel Loper, 6. Dominic Raiola, 7. Stephen Peterman, 8. Gosder Cherilus
RB: 9. Kevin Smith, 10. Maurice Morris
WR: 11. Calvin Johnson, 12. Bryant Johnson
TE: 13. Will Heller, 14. Brandon Pettigrew
D-Line: 15. Grady Jackson, 16. DeWayne White, 17. Cliff Avril, 18. Sam Hill, 19. Jared Devries
LB: 20. Julian Peterson, 21. Ernie Sims, 22. Larry Foote, 23. DeAndre Levy,
CB: 24. Philip Buchanon, 25. Keith Smith, 26. Anthony Henry
S: 27. Louis Delmas, 28. Kalvin Pearson,
FB: 29. Terelle Smith, 30. Jerome Felton
My 10 "Probables"

WR: 1. Dennis Northcutt, 2. Derrick Williams
RB: 3. Aaron Brown
TE: 4. Dan Gronkowski
D-Line: 5. Landon Cohen, 6. John Gill
LB: 7. Jordan Dizon
CB: 8. Eric King
S: 9. Marquand Manuel
O-Line: 10. Jon Jansen
My 10 "Who Knows?"

WR: 1. John Standeford
O-Line: 2. Ephraim Salaam, 3. Manny Ramierez
DT/DE: 4. Andre Fluellen, 5. Jason Hunter
LB: 6. Cody Spencer, 7. Zack Follett
CB: 8. Ramzee Robinson
S: 9. Daniel Bullocks
RB: 10. Allen Ervin

Anonymous said...

Lopper's Picks
30 Lock
QB: M Stafford, D Culpepper
RB: K Smith, M Maurice
FB: J Felton, T Smith
WR: C Johnson, B Johnson, D Williams
TE: B Pettigrew
OL: D Raiola, S Peterman, J Backus, G Cherilus, J Jansen, D Loper
DL: C Avril, J DeVries, D White, S Hill, G Jackson
LB: J Peterson, E Sims, L Foote, D Levy, J Dizon
CB: P Buchanon, A Henry
S: L Delmas, D Bullocks

10 Probable
QB: D Stanton
WR: D Northcutt
TE: W Heller
DL: I Alama-Francis, C Darby, A Fluellen
CB: E King, K Smith
S: M Manuel, K Pearson

10 Maybe
RB: A Brown
WR: J Standeford
TE: D Grondowski
OL: T Fonoti, L Murtha, E Salaam
DL: L Cohen, K Carter (I'm guessing he'll be picked up)
LB: Z Follett
CB: R Robinson

Anonymous said...

KCLionFan's 30 locks:

"LOCKS"
1. QB D. Culpepper
2. QB M. Stafford
3. RB Kevin Smith
4. RB. Maurice Morriis
5. TE. B Pettigrew
6. TE. Will Heller
7. WR. Calvin Johnson
8. WR Bryant Johnson
9. WR D. Northcutt
10. WR D Williams
11. LT Jeff "much maligned" Backus
12. OL. D Loper
13. C. D Raiola (think: brother on 50 1st dates)
14. OL S. Peterman
15. OL G. Cherilus
16. OL J. Jansen
17. DL. D. White
18. DL G. Jackson
19. DL. C. Darby
20. DL C. Avril
21. LB E. Sims
22. LB J. Peterson
23. LB L. Foote
24. LB. D. Levy
25. DB P. Buchanon
26. DB L. Delmas
27. DB A. Henry
28. DB K. Smith
29. DB M Manuel
30. DL. J Devries

"LIKELY"
31. DL 5-0
32. DL C. Darby
33. LB J. Dizon
34. FB. Terrelle Smith
35. OL E. Salaam
36. DL A. Fluellen
37. DB D. Bullocks
38. LB. Z. Follet
39. OL T. Fonoti
40. DB L. Hicks

"FLIERS"
41. QB D Stanton
42. RB A. Brown
43. TE Gronko
44. DL S. L Hill
45. DL L. Cohen
46. WR K. Colbert
47. DL E. Hicks
48. DL K. Carter (he's hanging around out there)
49. LB cut from another team not yet on roster
50. DL cut from anouther team not yet on roster

If the last two are considered "cheating", then enter in DL J Gill at 49 and DB K Pearson for 50.

nubsnobber said...

I'll drop and give you ten. The ten picks I owe you, sunshine.

1. RB Aaron Brown
2. FB/TE Casey FitzSimmons
3. T Ephraim Salaam
4. G Manny Ramirez
5. DE Jared deVries
6. DT Landon Cohen
7. DT Orien Harris
8. LB Cody Spencer
9. CB Ramzee Robinson
10.S/LB Darnell Bing

The last two on my roster would be Fitz and Bing. Both will be rockers and studs on special teams. Fitz can be used as a FB; Bing can cover TE's in specialty packages.

I would also be willing to see what happens in New York with their DT's: Fred Robbins may be a cap cut if the young guys show well, Leger Douzable looks to be a practice squad guy (wouldn't be better on our roster), Barry Cofield (probably staying), Jeremy Clark, Anthony Bryant, Rocky Bernard (Chuck Darby III), and Jay Alford (definately staying). Scraps don't look bad off this table.