Every year, a lot of guys (called "the body fillers") are invited to teams' training camps without a real chance of getting a job. They are there to help others practice and showcase themselves. Occasionnally, one will rise and get a job (which must be why they go in the first place).
I took a look at the Alouettes current roster. I took out all the players certain to have a job with us in 2006 (if not traded, of course). There were 23 of them. Then, I took out all those I really expect to have a job with us although its not as sure a thing as the previous ones. There were 17 of them.
That left me with 33 guys... and only 6 roster spots. Plus another 7 spots on the practice squad.
Here are the guys in each pack. The game here is to try to predict (or litterally guess) who, among those remaining will get the last jobs available.
Of course, you can disagree with my picks in the first two packs. In that case, just say so and make your moves. We'll see when the season starts who was able to guess the most picks right.
By the way, I know more guys can be added before TC, especially through the draft, but whatever, lets play with those at hand.
MY 23 SURE SHOTS
- Anthony Calvillo, Anwar Stewart, Ben Cahoon, Brian Chiu, Damon Duval, Dave Mudge, Dave Stala, Davis Sanchez, Duane Butler, Ed Philion, Ezra Landry, Kelly Malveaux, Kerry Watkins, Luke Fritz, Matthieu Proulx, Mike Vilimek, Ozuma Okeke, Paul Lambert, Richard Karikari, Robert Edwards, Scott Flory, Terry Vaughn and Timothy Strickland.
MY 17 MOST PROBABLE
- Almondo Curry, Chris Vrantsis, Clinton Wayne, Darrell Crutchfield, Jeff Piercy, Jerrmiah Garrison, John Nix, Jonas Lewis, Marcus Brady, Mawuko Tugbenyoh, Mike Botterril, Partick Dovelus, Paul Archer, Philipp Gauthier, Ricky Bell, Sylvain Girard, Thyron Anderson.
MY REMAINING 33 (with their position)
- D.D. Achonolu (RE), Demetris Bendross (WR), Dante Booker (DL), Avon Cobourne (HB), Chip Cox (DB), Shaun Diner (SB), Ryan Dinwiddie (QB), Harry Dunn (OL), Adam Eckert (WR), Terrence Edwards (WR), Martin Gagnon (LB), Keeyon Howard (CB), Jacobi Jones (DB), Clint Kent (DB), Eric Lapointe (HB), George Layne (FB), Christian Leibl-Cote (OL), Dedric Mathis (DB), Scott McBrien (QB), Sultan McCoulllough (HB), Marcus McGruder (DB), Ja'Dae McGuire (DL), Jonathan Molock (LB), James Noel (LB), Ell Roberson (QB), Dario Romero (DL), Skip Seagraves (OL), Ian Smart (HB), Grant Steen (LB), Bart Szarzynski (LB), Alan Weekes (DL), Thomas Withfield (DB), O'Neil Wilson (WR).
Who would you pick? (BTW, the reason why I left out Eric Lapointe is I've got the feeling the Als will ask him to retire before the season starts).