QB: Ricky Ray will play better than last year, because he's now had a year to shake off the rust from sitting on a bench in the NFL for '04. Looked very good on short and medium lengthed passes, and throwing off his back foot. May start out a bit slow with the long ball, and against Calgary's defence(10 quarter slump from last year). Jason Johnson looked very solid in pre-season and will be able to play well if the need be throughout the year. Jyles won't be needed, unless there are lots of injuries.
RB/FB: Troy Davis, solid running attempts during pre-season. Look for him to be in the top 5 RB's in the league this year, if our o-line is decent. Diedrick did a pretty decent job while rushing, but looked insecure catching short passes. Bradley may be used in a few offensive situations this year, but mostly on special teams. McClendon look unimpressive and is on the practice roster now. FB Matthieau Bertrand will have another solid year.
o-line: position of concern for the eskimos. Still need time to gel as a unit, and o-line depth is very susepct. If they play as well as they did game #2 pre-season, esks fans have no reason to worry.
WR: Probably the best receiving corps in the league w/ tucker, hervey, mitchel. If Gaylor struggles early, look for him to be replaced with Alston, or Zeigler. Woodcock should be used at times.
d-line: Could be suspect if the players don't play to their ability that the coaching staff believes they have. Losing Montford and Jeanty over the off-season. And released Collier during camp. D-line better impress or the coaches will be bombarded with criticism for releasing Collier.
LB: Probably "middle of the road" in the CFL. Mobley, Gass, Garret(looked impressive changing from secondary to linebacker).
D-secondary: Very strong, as long as they don't take useless penalties(Brady, Durden). Craver, Wiltshire, Frank looked solid. Newcomers Larose, Roosevelt Williams, and Buhl provide phenomenal depth.
Special Teams: Tompkins will be used for KR/MFGR/PR for the majority of the season once again. Zeigler and Alston provide good depth. Fleming looked good on field goals. import punter Rodney Williams is on thin ice if he a) goes in a slump, b) we need another import at another position b/c of injury. LS is taylor inglis once again this year.