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shylo3716
05-01-2011, 04:33 PM
Which Rookie do you think will be the best at their position in the NFL?

QB-Christian Ponder
RB-Mikel Leshoure
WR-A.J. Green
TE-D.J. Williams
OL-Nate Solder
DT-Nick Fairley
DE-Da'Quan Bowers
LB-Justin Houston
CB-Patrick Peterson
S-Rahim Moore

Complex
05-01-2011, 05:34 PM
QB-Jake Locker :) followed by Cam Newton
RB-DeMarco Murray
WR-I think both Julio and A.J. will be good but I think Greg Little will be just as good.
TE-Jordan Cameron
OL-Tyron Smith
DT-Nick Fairley
DE-Robert Quinn
LB-Bruce Carter
CB-Patrick Peterson and Jimmy Smith
S-Rahim Moore

HeavyLeggedWaistBender
05-01-2011, 05:51 PM
Solder? Really?

But seriously, it obviously Gabe Carimi ;)

BaLLiN
05-01-2011, 05:54 PM
Im only predicting their rookie season because otherwise this is just going to be way too much hypothetical thinking.

QB: Jake Locker Titans

Although Ponder does seem like the more nfl ready player, Locker has an offense that is more tailored to his skillset with bootlegs which will help the transition be more smooth. I expect Kenny Britt to have a great year, Justin Gage is a big target, Damien Williams and Nate Washington are also speedy receivers that will get good YAC. It doesn't hurt that Chris Johnson is in the backfield and they will want the rookie QB to throw instead of getting shredded by CJ who is also a great receiving threat.

RB- Mikel Leshoure Lions

He is definitely going to get a lot of redzone touches, and hopefully the Lions learned their lesson with Kevin Smith and don't run Jahvid Best to the ground and share carries between backs. Calvin is a very good run blocking WR so some of the runs that we saw Mikel break and be stopped by a safety or corner after 20 or so yards will occasionally be touchdowns with good down the field blocking.

Alternate: Ryan Williams Cardinals (if they trade for Kolb and gain any pass threat)

WR- Julio Jones Falcons

Jones will see much less double coverage now that he's left Alabama and has an elite WR on the other side of the field in Roddy White. He also has Matt Ryan (not Greg McElroy) throwing him the ball, which says enough in itself.

TE- Lance Kendricks Rams

Sam Bradford utilizes mismatches just as well as any other NFL QB, he especially found his H-Back last season often for big plays. Kendricks presents a mismatch for most defenses being faster and quicker than most linebackers and bigger than most safeties.

OL- Tyron Smith Dallas

Tony Romo has a very quick release, not that it matters much because Smith possesses elite athleticism for his position, he may have trouble against elite passrushers in the NFC East, but he will be a starter and handle his own in pass pro and especially run blocking.

DT- Nick Fairley Lions

Suh...

Alternate: Drake Nevis Colts

DE- Da'Quan Bowers Bucs

If that knee holds up he should make all of the teams that passed on him in the first and another time over in the second feel like idiots in his rookie season. McCoy had decent rookie seasons despite being cut short with injuries, hopefully the young front line can bounce back and with the relatively inconsistent play at LT im sure Bowers will get his fair share of sacks.

LB- Von Miller Denver

This is all on miller, the broncos didn't address their line but Miller is one heck of a player and im confident that he can use his freakish skills to round the corner and kill some QB's.

CB- Jimmy Smith Ravens

He will get a lot of opportunities to take one to the house with the insane defense he is on

Alternate: Patrick Peterson Arizona, Ras-I Dowling Patriots, Curtis Brown Steelers

S- no one

Matthew Jones
05-01-2011, 05:57 PM
My guesses based on situation, etc.

QB: Jake Locker, Titans

RB: Mark Ingram, Saints

WR: Julio Jones, Falcons

TE: Lance Kendricks, Rams

OT: Anthony Castonzo, Colts

OG: Danny Watkins, Eagles

C: Mike Pouncey, Dolphins

DE: J.J. Watt, Texans

DT: Marcell Dareus, Bills

OLB: Von Miller, Broncos

ILB: Kelvin Sheppard, Bills

CB: Prince Amukamara, Giants

S: Rahim Moore, Broncos

the_dark_knight
05-01-2011, 06:00 PM
QB - Ryan Mallett
RB - Ryan Williams
TE - D.J. Williams
WR - Julio Jones
OL - Rodney Hudson
DT - Marcel Dareus
DE - Robert Quinn
LB - Von Miller
CB - Jimmy Smith
S - Rahim Moore

JustDezIT
05-01-2011, 06:02 PM
I don't know, but I think alot of people are writing off Demarco Murray. Garret said at his presser they'll be using him as a flanker and give him lots of touches at running back, plus return kicks. He has a shot to put together a really nice statline.

TACKLE
05-01-2011, 06:07 PM
QB - Ryan Mallett
RB - Ryan Williams
TE - D.J. Williams
WR - Julio Jones
OL - Rodney Hudson
DT - Marcel Dareus
DE - Robert Quinn
LB - Von Miller
CB - Jimmy Smith
S - Rahim Moore

lol wut? you're expecting big things from Mallett this year?

superman8456
05-01-2011, 06:13 PM
Offense
QB: Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings
RB: Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
WR: Titus Young, Detroit Lions
TE: Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
OT: Marcus Gilbert, Pittsburgh Steelers
OG: Orlando Franklin, Denver Broncos
C: Mike Pouncey, Miami Dolphins

Defense
DE: Da'Quan Bowers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DT: Jerrell Powe, Kansas City Chiefs
OLB: Akeem Ayers, Tennessee Titans
ILB: Bruce Carter, Dallas Cowboys
CB: Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
S: Jaiquawn Jarrett, Philadelphia Eagles

BaLLiN
05-01-2011, 06:17 PM
I don't know, but I think alot of people are writing off Demarco Murray. Garret said at his presser they'll be using him as a flanker and give him lots of touches at running back, plus return kicks. He has a shot to put together a really nice statline.

i could see Murray being used a lot like Reggie Bush on the Saints, I wish Barber and Jones weren't there because Choice and Murray would be a good duo.

fenikz
05-01-2011, 06:21 PM
QB: Christian Ponder(but they will all be terrible)
RB: Ryan Williams
WR: Julio Jones
TE: Kyle Rudolph
OL: Danny Watkins

DE: JJ Watt
DT: Marcell Dareus
OLB: Justin Houston
ILB: Martez Wilson
CB: Patrick Peterson
S: Aaron Williams

T-RICH49
05-01-2011, 06:37 PM
Offense:

QB Christian Ponder (best supporting cast of any of tthe QB's)
RB: Mikel Leshore
TE: DJ Williams
WR: AJ Green
OL: Rodney Hudson


DEFENSE

DE: Cameron Jordan
DT: Kenrick Ellis
LB: Justin Houston
CB: Patrick Peterson
S: Rahim Moore

TACKLE
05-01-2011, 07:05 PM
QB: Cam Newton
RB: Mikel LeShoure
WR: AJ Green
TE: Lance Kendricks
OT: Tyron Smith
G: Danny Watkins
C: Mike Pouncey

DE: JJ Watt
DT: Marcell Dareus
LB: Von Miller
CB: Patrick Peterson/Jimmy Smith
S: Jaiquawn Jarrett

jrdrylie
05-01-2011, 07:05 PM
I'll just do rookie year.

QB: Jake Locker Titans (OROY)
RB: Daniel Thomas Dolphins
WR: Julio Jones Falcons
TE: Lance Kendricks Rams
OL: Gabe Carimi Bears
DE: Christian Ballard Vikings
DT: Marcel Dareus Bills
LB: Akeem Ayers Titans
CB: Patrick Peterson Cardinals (DROY)
S: Rahim Moore Broncos

DcmRulz
05-01-2011, 07:37 PM
QB: Jake Locker (TEN)
RB: Roy Helu (WAS)
WR: A.J. Green (CIN)
TE: Kyle Rudolph (MIN)
OL: Anthony Castonzo (IND)
DE: Brooks Reed (HOU)
DT: Marcell Dareus (BUF)
OLB: Martez Wilson (NO)
ILB: Akeem Dent (ATL)
CB: Patrick Peterson (ARZ)
S: Rahim Moore (DEN)

OROY: Locker or Green
DROY: Wilson or Dareus

Docta
05-01-2011, 08:08 PM
QB: Jake Locker
RB: Mikel LeShoure
WR: A.J. Green
TE: Lance Kendricks
OT: Gabe Carimi
G: Danny Watkins
C: Stefen Wisniewski

DE: Robert Quinn
DT: Jurrell Casey
LB: Bruce Carter
CB: Jimmy Smith
S: Jaiquawn Jarrett

Wrathman
05-01-2011, 08:27 PM
I take it all of the Lance Kendricks voters have insider knowledge that Josh McDaniels will be losing his job soon? TE's were not featured in his offense in the past. What changed?

Docta
05-01-2011, 08:30 PM
I take it all of the Lance Kendricks voters have insider knowledge that Josh McDaniels will be losing his job soon? TE's were not featured in his offense in the past. What changed?
Olsen wasn't featured in the Bears offense either, but he still got a quality number of touches. Kendricks has more importance + talent than any other TE.

ElectricEye
05-01-2011, 08:36 PM
I take it all of the Lance Kendricks voters have insider knowledge that Josh McDaniels will be losing his job soon? TE's were not featured in his offense in the past. What changed?

That's not at all true. McDaniel's has been looking for a tight end like Kendricks for quite some time. In New England, every single year getting Ben Watson more involved in the offense was one of the primary directives of the off-season and time after time he disappointed. In Denver, he wasn't given much to work with in terms of tight ends, but Tony Scheffler actually had a real solid year by his standards the first year he was there. After his departure, Daniel Graham was the only real viable option on the roster and he's primarily a blocking specialist. It's that slot receivers take some of the opportunities away from tight ends, but McDaniel's is a smart guy. He's likely seen what has happened over the league and realized that it's a useful piece to be able to utilize in any scheme.

katnip
05-01-2011, 08:48 PM
I think Nick Fairley will have a monster year for a rookie. If he plays up to near his potential though.

He'll be lining up with Suh, Bosch, and Avril

fischbowl
05-01-2011, 08:54 PM
QB: Jake Locker, Titans
HB: Mikel Leshoure, Lions
FB: Owen Marecic, Browns
WR: Julio Jones, Falcons
TE: Lance Kendricks, Rams
OT: Gabe Carimi, Browns
OG: Danny Watkins, Eagles
C: Stefen Wisniewski, Raiders

DE: Cameron Jordan, Saints
DT: Nick Fairley, Lions
OLB: Jabaal Sheard, Browns
MLB: Martez Wilson, Saints
CB: Jimmy Smith, Ravens
S: Aaron Williams, Bills

RealityCheck
05-01-2011, 09:03 PM
QB - Ryan Mallett
I bet my ass that Mallett will have his first NFL snap after 2013.

armageddon
05-01-2011, 09:18 PM
I take it all of the Lance Kendricks voters have insider knowledge that Josh McDaniels will be losing his job soon? TE's were not featured in his offense in the past. What changed?



They will run a lot of 2 TE sets with Kendricks and Hoho. Bradford loves his TE's. Kendricks will be a hige mis match for LB's and safeties.

Saints-Tigers
05-01-2011, 09:19 PM
I bet my ass that Mallett will have his first NFL snap after 2013.

I bet your account he gets a snap this season.

Monomach
05-01-2011, 10:08 PM
I'm assuming that you meant for their rookie year only...

QB: Christian Ponder (but it will be a crappy season)
RB: Roy Helu
WR: Greg Little (but it will be a crappy season)
TE: Lance Kendricks
OT: Gabe Carimi
OG: Danny Watkins
OC: Stefen Wisniewski

DE: J.J. Watt
DT: Marcell Dareus
LB: Von Miller
S: Rahim Moore (but it will be a crappy season)
CB: Patrick Peterson

JFINK11
05-01-2011, 11:29 PM
Quarterback - Jake Locker
Runningback - Mark Ingram
Wide Receiver - A.J. Green
Tight End - D.J. Williams
Offensive Tackle - Derrek Sherrod
Offensive Gaurd - Marcus Cannon
Center - Stefan Wisniewski
4-3
Defensive Tackle - Drake Nevis
Defensive End - Daquan Bowers
Linebacker - Akeem Ayers
3-4
Defensive Tackle - Kenrick Ellis
Defensive End - Cameron Heyward
Rusher - Justin Houston
Linebacker - Nate Irving

Cornerback - Jimmy Smith
Strong Safety - Ahmad Black
Free Safety - Aaron Williams

Lil Quip
05-02-2011, 04:58 AM
QB - Locker
RB - Leshoure (will get plenty of carries)
WR - Julio Jones
TE - Kendricks (Bradford will like another security blanket)
OT - Tyron Smith/Constanzo (most likely to get early playing time)
OG - Cannon
OC - Wisniewski (play immediately and will earn it)

DE - Quinn (plays on a decent line and will get to do his thing)
DT - Fairly - (get to play next to Suh)
LB - Aldon Smith (gets to put his nose to the ground)
CB - Dowling ( i think akamura and peterson are better, but they might be number ones, where Dowling might be a nickel or number two, and get to pick off more)

wicket
05-02-2011, 05:23 AM
QB: Jake Locker, Titans
HB: Mikel Leshoure, Lions
FB: Owen Marecic, Browns
WR: Julio Jones, Falcons
TE: Lance Kendricks, Rams
OT: Anthony Costanzo, Colts
OG: Mike Pouncey, Dolphins
C: Stefen Wisniewski, Raiders

DE: Cameron Jordan, Saints
DT: Nick Fairley, Lions
ILB: Kelvin Sheppard, Bills
OLB: Martez Wilson, Saints
CB: Prince Amukamara, Giants
S: Rahim Moore, Broncos