New England Patriots 2010: Predicting the Regular Season Roster

August 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After training camp starts, it's never too early to take a shot at predicting who will make the final roster.  Given Bill Belichick's propensity to go against the grain when making any and all roster decisions, you're about as likely to get them all right prior to any preseason action as you are following all of it.
Case in point: Tyrone McKenzie, the inside linebacker out of South Florida.
A third round pick only a year ago, he was placed on I.R. very early in the 2009 offseason due to suffering a knee injury.  He obviously had some traits the staff (Belichick) liked to make him their third rounder; but he's played sparingly this preseason and is someone Mike Reiss from ESPN.com/Boston has had on the roster bubble for a while.
Yet another example is Laurence Maroney, who didn't play a snap against the St. Louis Rams or the Atlanta Falcons.  This has many writers and pundits predicting him to be on the outs, yet given his age, low cost,...

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