My projected 48 man squad includes 3 choices, so I really have only 45 solid projections. Some would disagree about keeping both Wheatley and Wilhite. I think it is clear to keep the extra corner. This 48 man squad is light at OLB. As is often the case, the backup OLB help will come from the players chosen as special teamers. OFFENSE - (23) QB 2 - Brady, Hoyer RB 4 - Maroney, Taylor, Morris, Faulk WR 5 Moss, Welker, Tate, Edelman, Price TE 3 Grankowski, Crumpler, Hernandez OL 9 Light, Connolly, Koppen, Neal, Vollmer, LeVoir, Ojinnaka, Wendell, Kaczur/Ghiaciuc DEFENSE - (22) DL 6 Wright, Wilfork, Warren, Brace, Pryor, Lewis/Deaderick OLB 3 Banta-Cain, Burgess, Cunningham ILB 3 Mayo, Spikes, Guyton, Alexander/McKenzie CB 5 Bodden, McCourty, Butler, Wheatley, Wilhite S 4 Meriweather, Chung, Sanders, McGowan SPECIALISTS (3) K 1 Gostkowski P 1 Mesko LS 1 Ingram SPECIAL TEAMERS AND LINEBACKER DEPTH (5) PICK 5 Aiken, Arrington, Woods, Murrell, Ninkovich CUTS Alexander/McKenzie, Lockett, Slater, Green-Ellis ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE "CUTS" Belichick may keep additional special teamers and cut one of the "locks". For example, I could see Belichick choosing to keep Lockett instead of McGowan, or Alexander instead of McKenzie. I even could see Belichick choosing Green-Ellis instead of the 9th offensive lineman. Finally I could see a final choice of Slater instead of the 5th corner, thus relying on Arrington as the emergency 5th corner.