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imiweli
08-11-2010, 03:31 AM
Rookies who were drafted outside of the first two rounds that may produce big this year

On offense I got Aaron Hernandez of the Patriots, from the all reports coming out of Pats training camp this guy really could be Dallas Clark like. Also Mike Williams out of Tampa

and on defense I like Navarro Bowman for the 49ers, terrific athleticism, got a mean streak and will benefit from playing under Singletary and next to Willis

Any others?

InNOutBurgler
08-11-2010, 06:33 AM
Bowman can be a bit soft man...I've watched him for years at PSU and sometimes he wrecks the offense but other times he just vanishes. He needs to get a bit bigger and work on getting off his blocks. I hope you are right though. Always like to see Nittany Lions handling their business at the next level.

To answer your question...Ben Tate for Houston and Sean Lee for the Cowboys (if he can stay healthy)

Resdog154
08-11-2010, 12:15 PM
The Chargers are hoping to get a lot of value at Nose Tackle from 5th round pick Cam Thomas. Not at top of depth chart yet, but might make it there by end of camp.

Bengals1181
08-11-2010, 12:17 PM
Bengals: Jordan Shipley

Jaco
08-11-2010, 01:26 PM
For the Colts, there's three rookies to look for in the preseason games.

Brody Eldridge, TE, 5th round - The Colts apparently drafted him as a blocking tight end in an effort to get bigger on the OL (he's 265 lbs compared to Clark's 252), but they've found he's got GREAT hands. Really surprising since he caught a total of 13 passes for 98 years and a touchdown his entire college career. Apparently, they're using him for a little bit of everything now, but they're excited.

http://www.indystar.com/article/20100811/SPORTS03/8110333/1083/LIVING01/Getting-to-know-.-.-.-Brody-Eldridge

Mike Newton, S, Undrafted - Guy came out of Buffalo, and he's been lighting it up in camp. He's been picking off Painter like crazy (which might not be too big of a deal), and he had the hat trick in interceptions a few days ago off of Manning.

http://www.indystar.com/article/20100808/SPORTS03/8080386/1100

Brandon James, WR/RB, Undrafted - Was a return specialist at Florida, which is what the Colts wanted him for. In camp, they've thrown in a little wrinkle, trying to use him as a Sproles-type back on O, but early word is his hands are a little too unreliable right now. He's supposedly crazy fast though.

http://www.indystar.com/article/20100806/SPORTS03/8060323/1100/Getting-to-know-.-.-.-Brandon-James

DannyMilk
08-11-2010, 06:18 PM
I like the Mike Williams pick, especially on a wide open team like that...Gronkowski sounds like the better overall TE in NE, but yeah I hear Hernandez is the better pure pass catcher....I also like Carlton Mitchell (CLE), Dwyer in PIT to be a good complimentary back if injuries occur, and in MN Ryan D'Imperio, who will contribute on special teams but in a few years could be a pro-bowl quality LB

BubbaLove
08-11-2010, 08:59 PM
Bengals: Jordan Shipley

Don't forget Geno Atkins.

ElShay
08-12-2010, 02:28 AM
Watch out for Chargers 4th round pick SS Darrell Stuckey. Theres been a lot of talk about how good he has been in camp, if he continues to play as well, he could be the starter early in the season.

Chompurself
08-19-2010, 09:41 PM
What about Dexter McCluster out of Ole Miss went to the Cheifs....it may be hard to find him time at RB with Charles and Jones but he is very versatile and as long as they get him on the field he will be able to make some things happen

Bengals1181
08-19-2010, 10:31 PM
What about Dexter McCluster out of Ole Miss went to the Cheifs....it may be hard to find him time at RB with Charles and Jones but he is very versatile and as long as they get him on the field he will be able to make some things happen

they most definitely will be getting him on the field as much as they can.

Bengals1181
08-19-2010, 10:31 PM
Aaron Hernandez is going to make a splash in New England.

Colts01
08-20-2010, 12:41 AM
Bengals: Jordan Shipley

Agree on Shipley....
from the Colts Id say Brody Eldridge, TE may have a decent impact

DannyMilk
08-20-2010, 01:26 AM
they most definitely will be getting him on the field as much as they can.

I believe when I was watching the pre-season games 2 separate DBs were returning kicks...either way I am pretty sure it wasn't McCluster, I was a little surprised about that

Wordsworth
08-20-2010, 03:42 PM
McCluster is a fantastic talent and I liken him to a Percy Harvin type of player. He could function either as a slot receiver or as a scatback out of the backfield catching passes and running to the outside. He is one of those guys that is, as the cliche goes, "just a football player". You can stick him anywhere and he will probably make some things happen. I look forward to seeing how his role pans out in KC.