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2022 NFL preseason: Commanders’ Jahan Dotson is a top rookie to watch

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Football is back on the screen next to you and the newcomers are ready to play.

There are several talented players in the draft class this year, and they are set to begin their football careers in the 2022-23 season.

Fans are already paying attention to when they will see their teams on the field in the regular season. But before that, the 2022 NFL preseason kicks off Thursday night when the Jacksonville Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders face off at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

The Hall of Fame game begins at 8:05 pm ET and will air on NBC and NBCSports.comNBC Sports app and Peacock.

Jacksonville and Las Vegas are the only teams to play four preseason games each, while the rest of the league will have three.

The NFL preseason is the first opportunity to see rookies on the field, so here are 10 NFL rookies you should look out for:

10. San Francisco 49ers – Drake Jackson, EDGE

Although Jackson was drafted into the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the USC speed rusher still has a chance to make a name for himself in the San Francisco. His athleticism will be his best chance to get inside the offensive line. He has the skills to become an effective pass rusher in the future.

9. New England Patriots – Cole Strange, G

Drafted 29th overall in this year’s draft, Strange has a lot to prove to earn a starting rookie role. Patriots. The inside blocker from Chattanooga can play well on offense.

8. Pittsburgh Steelers – Kenny Pickett, QB

Pickett is going to have a fun ride as he works on the Pittsburgh QB1 spot, although the Steelers have brought in Mitchell Trubisky as an additional competitor. The No. 20 in the first round has the luxury of staying in the same city and same facility when he moves to the NFL. The rookie has the perfect recipe for success before the start of the season.

7. Chicago Bears – Kyler Gordon, CB

Gordon has a great opportunity to lock in starting times early in his rookie season. The Bears.

Washington’s product is a natural fit for his position, starting his professional career by never allowing a touchdown during his time in Washington. While he is still looking to improve his skills, his natural athleticism makes him one of the best players to look out for this season.

6. New York Jets – Breece Hall, RB

Hall begins his professional career in the NFL as the top running back selected in this year’s draft. A highly productive runner has the physical qualities necessary to Jets and be the elite back.

5. Philadelphia Eagles – Jordan Davis, DT

Davis is in an excellent position to single-handedly be a factor in the NFC East division, which has several high-profile runners.

He is part of a defensive tackle rotation featuring two veterans in Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave. No. 13 overall is a talented inside guard with exceptional stopping skills. for Davis and Eaglesthe future looks very bright.

4. Baltimore Ravens – Kyle Hamilton, C

With the Ravens in need of minor help, Hamilton looks like a solid man for the role. The length and speed of the 14th overall pick makes him a favorite beginner to look for.

The Notre Dame star is on track to become a future All-Star through a game filled with awareness and elite athleticism.

3. New York Jets – Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, CB

Gardner is as brilliant on the field as he is off it.

The 21-year-old Cincinnati star has already been selected as the top quarterback in the 2022 draft, and he should have an immediate impact on the Jets. His quick feet and vision already make him a solid player to look out for in the preseason.

2. Washington Commanders – Jahan Dotson, WR

Dotson has established himself as the top draft pick in this year’s preseason. The Penn State star is a specialist in catching and running with outstanding speed and agility. FROM Washington Dotson, looking for a second wide exit along with Terry McLaurin, is a good option for commanders signalman Carson Wentz.

1. Detroit Lions – Aidan Hutchinson, Delaware

Hutchinson’s move to the NFL should be near-perfect as he stays in Michigan and joins the Lions as a major addition to the team’s defense.

Hutchinson’s performance and production already make him an exceptional prospect filled with outstanding potential.

There is no doubt that his height and effortless physicality will be welcomed by head coach Dan Campbell, making him the best rookie to watch in this year’s preseason.


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