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Twelve NFL rookies I can’t wait to watch in training camp/preseason: Each position’s must-see newbie

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On Saturday, July 30, NFL Network will present Training Camp: Back Together Saturday. Starting at 9:00 AM ET, more than 50 analysts, reporters and team correspondents will broadcast a 13-hour live stream of training camp across the NFL, as well as player and coach wired audio produced by NFL Films.

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Training camps and pre-season games give coaches and scouts a clear idea of ​​a rookie’s potential in the NFL. Although the exhibition season pales in comparison to the regular game in terms of speed and intensity, the best players in August make a strong first impression.

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As a young scout with the Seattle Seahawks, I watched as Steve Hutchinson immediately demonstrated the potential of the gold jacket as an outstanding rookie. Since day one, the 2001 first-round pick has tormented defenders at point of attack, teaming with fellow future Hall of Famer Walter Jones to pave the way for Sean Alexander on the ground.

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With that in mind, I always look forward to seeing which rookies shine in their first camps and preseason. So, in some time to go through the depth tables of all 32 teams, I’ve identified the players at each position that I’d most like to keep an eye on over the next month.

JUST BE CLEAN: it No a list of my highest rated newcomers in each location. These are the guys that, for one reason or another, I can’t wait to see them ahead of the 2022 season.

OFFENSE

QB
Desmond Ridder
Desmond Ridder
cincinnati · 3rd round, No. 74

Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta not running a full quarterback competition, but from the outside it seems that Marcus Mariota does not have the strongest influence on the starting position of the Falcons. Ridder is a dynamic sports playmaker with the experience and winning history (44 career wins in Cincinnati) to jump right into as a rookie signaller. If he gets off to a good start in preseason, Arthur Smith could pass the ball to Cinsi’s standout sooner than many expect.

RB
James Cook
James Cook
Georgia · Round 2, No. 63

Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen catapulted the Bills into the title fight as a one-man show, but the MVP nominee needed another playmaker in the back to add variety to the offensive. Throw in Cook, an explosive runner/receiver capable of doing the dirty work between tackles or winning one-on-one on the perimeter as a serious threat in passing play. With new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey determined to create and exploit inconsistencies across the field, Cook’s arrival could make the Bills’ offense even more of a defensive nightmare in 2022.

WR
Chris Olave
Chris Olave
Ohio · 1 round, №11

New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints

A big game specialist can make a huge impact on the Saints offense as a deep-ball threat to complement Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry in the receiving body. While defenders lean towards experienced pass catchers to assist superior cornerbacks, the rookie speedster will sneak behind the defense down a variety of vertical routes from the backside. With the defensive coordinators also instructing their players to keep a close eye on the No. 41 (Alvin Kamara), the Ohio State product could be a dark horse for the Offensive Rookie of the Year contender as a scoring machine with flashy shots full of long touchdowns.

OUR
Charlie Kolar
Charlie Kolar
Iowa · Round 4, No. 128

Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
OUR
Isaiah Probably
Isaiah Probably
coastal carolina · Round 4, No. 139

Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens

Okay, I’m cheating a little here by choosing two newbies… but they’re both on the same team! Given Lamar Jackson’s apparent penchant for tight ends, the Baltimore rookie duo could play an important role in an offense that could go over two-sets and three-sets. While First Team All-Pro TE Mark Andrews remains the No. 1 option in the passing game, the versatility and playing skills of every rookie tight end will allow offensive coordinator Greg Roman to create explosive passing opportunities using heavy sets. . If Kolar and Likely can hold their own as blockers, Ravens multi-TE sets could be a problem for defensive coordinators across the league.

FROM
Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith
Tulsa · 1 round, №24

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys

The new grader appears ready to start at left guard, but the Cowboys have moved Smith throughout the offseason with a stated plan to eventually take him to the edge. As a utility player with the ability to play both inside and out, the 6’6 and 332 pounds gives Dallas more flexibility to field his top five offensive linemen. Given Tyrone Smith’s extensive injury history and questionable play by some other frontline players (WATCH: Connor McGovern), the rookie’s adaptability could play a key role in attacking in 2022.

IOL
Luke Fortner
Luke Fortner
Kentucky · 3rd round, No. 65

Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars

Doug Pederson, Trent Baalke and company have made a concerted effort to improve the supporting cast around Trevor Lawrence, hoping to help last year’s No. 1 return for a second year. Fortner seems ready to head the rod as a reliable blocker with size, strength and power to control the point of attack. As a potential rookie, the Kentucky product needs to quickly learn the Jaguars’ defense to ensure the franchise’s quarterback is safe in the pocket. How quickly Fortner demonstrates mastery of the formation and fundamentals will determine whether Lawrence will show significant progress this season.

PROTECTION

EDGE
Sam Williams
Sam Williams
Mississippi · Round 2, No. 56

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys

Don’t be surprised if No. 54 becomes a candidate for a breakout during preseason. The Cowboys’ second-round pick has first-pitch speed and close-in to wreak havoc on the edge of the field, and playing alongside current defensive rookie of the year Micah Parsons could give him plenty of one-on-one winning opportunities. If the Ole Miss product can handle the game, as well as spend extra time with defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to hone his skills as a pass rusher, the Cowboys could bring out another young, dynamic defenseman against the opposition this fall.

IDL
DeMarvin Leal
DeMarvin Leal
Texas A&M · 3 round, No. 84

Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers

The super-talented Leal could have a huge rookie season defensively that will allow him to play fast and loose on the line of scrimmage. At 6ft 4in and weighing 290lbs, the long, lean inside guard has the strength and athleticism to drive guards crazy and grab the ball on offense. An agile player with solid instincts, Lil could thrive on a front that features Cam Hayward and reigning Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt. If Leal quickly learns the concepts and techniques taught by defensive line coach Carl Dunbar, third-round picks could be a problem for opponents trying to attack the Steelers’ midfield.

LB
I am Dean
I am Dean
Georgia · 3rd round, No. 83

Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles

Despite facing the slide project, apparently due to health issues that landed the Georgia superfood in the third round, Dean is a potential star in Philadelphia. The rookie quarterback is a high IQ playmaker with the instincts and communication skills to handle green dot duties (game management duties). Of course, the Eagles will need to see the healthy Dean in action before putting him in that position. If he performs as expected, Dean could give Philadelphia a minor player that this franchise has been missing for years.

CB
Jack Jones
Jack Jones
Arizona · Round 4, No. 121

New England Patriots
New England Patriots

Bill Belichick has the talent to develop unexpected cornerbacks on the island, including JC Jackson, who left the Patriots during the offseason to sign a monstrous free agent contract with the Chargers. A well-known recruit from Long Beach Poly High School, Jones actually began his college career at the University of Southern California. But after a breakout season in his sophomore year, he was declared unfit for school and then arrested for…



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