Quarterback (4): Brady, Hoyer, Robinson, Rowe
Running back (6): Maroney, Taylor, Morris, Faulk, Green-Ellis, Paschall
Receiver (13): Moss, Welker, Holt, Edelman, Tate, Aiken, Price, Patten, Stanback, Slater, Anderson, Jenkins, Farnham
Tight end (5): Crumpler, Gronkowski, Hernandez, Agnone, Myers
Offensive line (14): Light, Mankins, Koppen, Neal, Kaczur, Vollmer, LeVoir, Ohrnberger, Larsen, Welch, Wendell, Connolly, Bussey, Wise
Defensive line (13): Wilfork, T. Warren, Wright, G. Warren, Lewis, Brace, Pryor, Richard, Deaderick, Weston, Gordon, Grady, Love
Linebacker (14): Mayo, Guyton, McKenzie, Spikes, Banta-Cain, Ninkovich, Woods, Crable, Cunningham, Murrell, Davis, Alexander, Williams, Fletcher
Defensive back (15): Bodden, Butler, McCourty, Springs, Wilhite, Wheatley, Meriweather, McGowan, Chung, Sanders, Arrington, Lockett, Brown, Johnson, Ventrone
Specialists (4): Gostkowski, Mesko, King, Ingram
Feel free to create your own roster in the comments section!
My projected roster after the jump.
Quarterback (2): Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer - I don't see Robinson taking the #2 spot from Hoyer. Robinson makes the Practice Squad.
Running back (5): Fred Taylor, Laurence Maroney, Kevin Faulk, Sammy Morris, BenJarvus Green-Ellis - I don't see a change in our RBC. Paschall makes the Practice Squad. If anything, I see Paschall taking Sammy Morris' or BJGE's spot. I expect Paschall to be on the game day roster at some point in the season when a back gets injured.
Receiver (6): Randy Moss, Julian Edelman, Torry Holt, Taylor Price, Brandon Tate, Sam Aiken - I see Price placing #4 on the depth chart, just ahead of Tate. I see Holt being a valuable contributor on our offense. Aiken will be our #6 receiver, where he belongs. Anderson makes the Practice Squad.
Tight end (3): Alge Crumpler, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez - I don't see the two former practice squad members making the roster over Crumpler and the draft picks. I don't see either player returning to our practice squad. Expect all three TEs to get considerable time on the field in different roles. Gronkowski as the starter, Crumpler in short yard 2 TE sets and Hernandez in mid yard 2 TE sets.
Offensive line (9): Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Dan Koppen, Stephen Neal, Sebastian Vollmer, Nick Kaczur, Dan Connolly, Rich Ohrnberger, Mark LeVoir - I think we see the gang back together for 2010, with Vollmer taking the starting role over Kaczur. Connolly will remain a solid back-up and Ohrnberger will provide guard depth. LeVoir is a borderline guy for me and I had to debate between Welch and LeVoir. I went with the more experienced player. Welch and Larsen make the Practice Squad.
Defensive line (8): Vince Wilfork, Ty Warren, Gerard Warren, Mike Wright, Myron Pryor, Damione Lewis, Ron Brace, Brandon Deaderick - The Patriots have spent a lot of their off-season picking up defensive line talent in order to create great competition in training camp. I see G. Warren, Lewis and Deaderick as the newcomers who make the roster. I expect G. Warren to start at DE, rotating with Wright and Pryor. I also expect us to play the 4-3 set a little more frequently. Weston makes the Practice Squad.
Linebacker (8): Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Tyrone McKenzie, Gary Guyton, Tully Banta-Cain, Jermaine Cunningham, Shawn Crable, Pierre Woods, Marques Murrell - I see no real surprises. Murrell makes the roster over Ninkovich and Alexander since they all fill the same role. Woods and Murrell are my two bubble players who barely beat out Fletcher and Ninkovich. I see Spikes making an immediate impact by starting week 1 alongside Jerod Mayo. Guyton will fill a hybrid ILB/OLB role and will be a rushbacker, but from the inside. Cunningham will be an immediate starter and help crush the run and provide QB pressure. Fletcher makes the Practice Squad.
Defensive back (10): Leigh Bodden, Devin McCourty, Darius Butler, Shawn Springs, Jonathan Wilhite, Brandon Meriweather, James Sanders, Pat Chung, Brandon McGowan, Kyle Arrington - McCourty starts the season at #2, beating out Butler in camp. Wheatley gets cut. Sanders starts at safety again and Chung gets a little more playing time. Arrington gets a roster spot due to his special teams play. McGowan loses play time. Ventrone makes the Practice Squad.
Specialists (3): Stephen Gostkowski, Zoltan Mesko, Jake Ingram - Mesko beats out King for the punting spot. That's the only real prediction.
Practice Squad (8): QB Zac Robinson, RB Pat Paschall, WR Bryan Anderson, C Ted Larsen, OT Thomas Welch, DE Kade Weston, OLB Dane Fletcher, S Ross Ventrone - Robinson will be a 3rd QB, Paschall will make the roster at some point due to a starter's injury, Anderson has a great body of work to be an impact receiver, Larsen can be the center of the future, Welch will take LeVoir's roster spot in 2011, Weston will be this year's Darryl Richard, Fletcher is too raw to make the roster and will develop for a year, Ventrone will make the squad on pure desire.
Injured Reserve: Wes Welker - He'll return in the middle of the season (week 5 is my guess). He'll take an RB's roster spot.
Thoughts? Make your own rosters and post them in the comments!