Following the 2013 draft I've decided to take a premature look at the roster and try to project a depth chart for the fall. This was the toughest projected chart I've done, because of the glut of talent at some positions.
Early depth charts are controversial -- I get it. Part of this is trying to show no emotion, and think like the team. Joe Adams is still on the roster because cutting a fourth-round pick one year into his contract is bad business. Also, I think this is the year Lamont Bryant gets some playing time where can be used in end zone situations -- especially with Gary Barnidge gone.
QB: Cam Newton/ Derek Anderson/ Jimmy Clausen
FB: Mike Tolbert
LG: Amini Silatolu
RT: Byron Bell
WR1: Steve Smith/ Domenik Hixon/ Joe Adams
WR2: Brandon LaFell/ Ted Ginn/ Lamont Bryant
DT: Kawann Short/ Dwan Edwards/ Nate Chandler
K: Graham Gano
P: Brad Nortman
LS: J.J. Jansen
KR: Ted Ginn
PR: Kenjon Barner