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What player, drafted in 2018 outside the top 100 or UDFA, makes the Pro-Bowl as a starter? History says it is likely to happen.

J

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From the fourth round on basically.

 

JK Scott, punter for the Packers.

Hyheim Hines (IND, RB) will be close. Anthony Averett (BAL, NB), Ja'Whaun Bentley (NE, ILB), Jamarco Jones (SEA, LG), Maurice Hurst (OAK, UT), and Shaquem Griffin (SEA, OLB) I could see having a large impact but falling short of being a Pro Bowl rookie.

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2 hours ago, DoleINGout said:

Hyheim Hines

I wish this was his name. 

 

btw I also like Shaquem Griffin and thought about adding his name to the list. But he's got a very slim chance of starting in the pro bowl given the amount of incredible edge rushers that exist in the league.

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QB - Kyle Lauletta (Giants)

RB - Mark Walton (Bengals), John Kelly (Rams)

WR - Equanimeous St. Brown (Packers), Cedrick Wilson (Cowboys), J'Mon Moore (Packers)

DL - Tim Settle (Redskins) 

LB - Micah Kiser (Rams)

DB - Brandon Faycson (Chargers) 

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4 hours ago, onejayhawk said:

What player, drafted in 2018 outside the top 100 or UDFA, makes the Pro-Bowl as a starter? History says it is likely to happen.

J

My bad.  Didn't get that part.  Being a Pro-Bowl starter is essentially what?  All-Pro?  If that's the case, then my list would get much shorter cause the players I listed in the post above are just guys who I expect to make the Pro-Bowl.  If we're talking All-Pro's, then the only guys I see reaching that status is John Kelly (Rams), Tim Settle (Redskins), and possibly Equanimeous St. Brown.

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Not quite All-Pro, which is all NFL. Starter is basically All-Conference. In 2016-17 Ezekiel Elliot and Marcus Peters were rookie starters, but both were 1st round picks. The player you want is Tyreek Hill, AFC return specialist.

Try it this way, what day 3 and undrafted players will play like All-Pro, or close to it, as rookies. 

J

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If any Eagle rookie, it'd have to be Josh Sweat, but I don't see that happening especially since we rotate the DL so much. 

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Not too high on any later round pick for Houston - I think Keke Coutee falls outside of the top 100 (103 - which I personally wouldn't put into the discussion) so I guess he falls into the criteria. He's gonna be a really good slot WR in the Texans O. 

Jordan Thomas is another high upside guy, with his measurables - TE is a weakness for the team as well, so he could win some snaps and maybe flash some of that WR in him and earn a spot. More likely to top out as a ST guy, but who knows.

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This would probably generate more discussion if the question asked which rookie in any round makes the Pro Bowl

Getting Pro Bowl nods your rookie year is tough because of the lack of recognition. 1st and 2nd round picks are pretty well recognized by casual fans. 

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5 hours ago, SteelKing728 said:

This would probably generate more discussion if the question asked which rookie in any round makes the Pro Bowl

Getting Pro Bowl nods your rookie year is tough because of the lack of recognition. 1st and 2nd round picks are pretty well recognized by casual fans. 

 

We're looking for the Wes Welkers of this draft and even he did not produce as a rookie. The point is that the player needs to be either unknown, known to be flawed, measurably substandard, etc. Tyreek Hill had domestic violence charges. Another example in that vein, Vontaze Burfict.  

My suggestion would be Dorian o'Daniel, except he is pick #100. He was a college monster for Clemson, the soul of the defense that beat Alabama for the National Championship. But, at 223 pounds he is much too small to play LB in the NFL, or so they say. I think he will define (redefine?)  how KO coverage is played under the new rules.

J

 

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Antonio Callaway is a darkhorse candidate. He was a 1st round grade and has a LOT of issues, which is why he fell.

Josh Sweat at DE is another guy that intrigues me.

Chase Edmonds from Fordham at RB has potential.

I personally think that if the medical is good, Maurice Hurst could be another guy at DT.

J.K Scott could as a Punter, but that could be considered cheating on a pick.

I personally liked DeShon Elliott as a Safety.

Jack Cichy was a personal favorite of mine, but the medical is scary.

Braxton Berrios is pretty much the most obvious fit I've ever seen for a slot WR in New England.

Marcell Ateman is a nice big bodied WR in Oakland. I personally liked him a lot more than most, but I don't know if he's a Pro Bowl caliber player.

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