The 2013 NFL draft is over and teams are wrapping up their undrafted free-agent signing sprees, which leaves just one more task at hand before the start of the season—finalizing the 53-man roster.
All the offseason shopping between the draft and free agency has resulted in bloated NFL rosters that are at or near the 90-man limit. But those 90 players will be put through a series of mini-camps, as well as a grueling late-summer training camp, until the coaching staff chisels the roster down to the final 53.
The St. Louis Rams lost eight starters this offseason—Quintin Mikell, Steven Jackson, Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson, Rob Turner, Barry Richardson, Rocky McIntosh, Craig Dahl—which opens up plenty of job opportunities and gives the new faces something to compete for.
The Rams are a young team with plenty of players returning from 2012, but the 2013 team will certainly have a new look.
So based on the 2012 roster and the perceived value of the newcomers, here's a prediction of the final 53-man roster.