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Who's In (10): Leon Hall, Terence Newman, Adam Jones, Dre Kirkpatrick, Darqueze Dennard, Taylor Mays, George Iloka, Reggie Nelson, Danieal Manning, Shawn Williams
Taking 10 guys in the secondary may seem like a lot for any team, especially one that has a lot of players with so much potential. However, that's exactly what makes me think the team will keep this many guys—there's a lot of potential. There are also a lot of questions.
Is Hall fully recovered from another Achilles injury? How beneficial will veterans Terence Newman, Adam Jones and Danieal Manning really be? Can Kirkpatrick finally breakout? What will you get from Dennard, Mays and Williams?
The only non-question mark is Nelson (there is no specific question regarding Iloka, but I still have concerns after just one season). There's certainly a lot of excitement to see rookie Darqueze Dennard make his debut, but he's struggling with a hip injury and isn't slated to start currently.
For the immediate future, expect to see a healthy dose of Hall and Newman on the outside, with plenty of action from Dennard and Kirkpatrick worked in. Jones will get his reps, but I'm thinking he could be getting edged out.
The safeties are locked in with Nelson and Iloka starting, but the rest of that crew has plenty to sweat about. Mays took a leap forward last year and can become quite an impact player if he continues. Manning makes for a good veteran mentor to the younger guys, and Williams, at this point, is insurance.
Hard to say anything could be a surprise, but Manning and/or Williams could possibly be left off the roster.