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First of all, just like to say hi to everyone .. Ive had a few accounts and introduced myself and may do again. However emails and passwords being changed I had to create a new account on here...

Anyways.. with our free agency acquisitions and departures. I think we have done pretty well so far building depth and addressing some needs ( minus Fredbeard :( ) 

However I was curious to see who you guys are excited for next year that may breakout or have a better role .. here are who I am excited for 

1. Donovan Wilson - Very impressive preseason last year, looked like a steal early on. Injuries obviously slowed him down last year but great promise. 

2. Luke Gifford - Like Wilson, showed "some" promise last year in preseason but also bit the injury bug. I think learning from the general gives us extra hope he will turn the corner. 

3. Conner Mcgovern - Im just hopeful.. is all. Liked him coming out of Penn State, I think he can be decent. But we still do not know about him. Randomly came up with a pec injury if I do recall.. was this an injury or do they just need to redshirt him and put him in the weight room last year (haha) 

4. Trysten Hill - Thought he had a good motor out of the draft. But completely fell on his face. I feel like he needs a better veteran to mentor him and maybe we have that now with McCoy? All i remember was he was hanging with woods and got in trouble for being late (we all know woods likes the ganja too but hey its a new year with new rules so who knows) 

5. Cederick Wilson - Story of cowboys.. "if only" and injuries ... I think he runs nice routes, decent speed, and hands. Really liked him out of Boise ... just hope he can stay healthy 

 

Thoughts?

 

 

 

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Sorry error came up and it posted 3 times. Please delete other threads and I will look into it as well to see if i can delete.. 

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Welcome.

I'd say McGovern is a definite favorite at this point. Don't sleep on Adam Redmond either. 

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1 hour ago, djdunkenstein said:

First of all, just like to say hi to everyone .. Ive had a few accounts and introduced myself and may do again. However emails and passwords being changed I had to create a new account on here...

Anyways.. with our free agency acquisitions and departures. I think we have done pretty well so far building depth and addressing some needs ( minus Fredbeard :( ) 

However I was curious to see who you guys are excited for next year that may breakout or have a better role .. here are who I am excited for 

1. Donovan Wilson - Very impressive preseason last year, looked like a steal early on. Injuries obviously slowed him down last year but great promise. 

2. Luke Gifford - Like Wilson, showed "some" promise last year in preseason but also bit the injury bug. I think learning from the general gives us extra hope he will turn the corner. 

3. Conner Mcgovern - Im just hopeful.. is all. Liked him coming out of Penn State, I think he can be decent. But we still do not know about him. Randomly came up with a pec injury if I do recall.. was this an injury or do they just need to redshirt him and put him in the weight room last year (haha) 

4. Trysten Hill - Thought he had a good motor out of the draft. But completely fell on his face. I feel like he needs a better veteran to mentor him and maybe we have that now with McCoy? All i remember was he was hanging with woods and got in trouble for being late (we all know woods likes the ganja too but hey its a new year with new rules so who knows) 

5. Cederick Wilson - Story of cowboys.. "if only" and injuries ... I think he runs nice routes, decent speed, and hands. Really liked him out of Boise ... just hope he can stay healthy 

Re: The guys on your list

Donovan Wilson, Luke Gifford, and Cedrick Wilson just don't have a very clear path to significant playing time. Donovan Wilson is probably the only one of the 3 with a remote chance to win a starting job without needing an injury or 2 from other players, but that seems like a long shot.

The signing of Gerald McCoy tells you a lot about what they hope for from Trysten Hill. I remember reading that even Rod Marinelli had soured on him by the end of the season. I wouldn't hold my breath here. 

Conner McGovern - Yeah, dude is a player. Pretty sure the injury last year was real. He was talented enough to be a walk-in starter on probably 30 NFL teams last year. Would be shocked if he doesn't with a job in the starting 5.

Other possibilities

Jourdan Lewis - Could finally get his real shot with the new coaching staff

Blake Jarwin - Now the undisputed top dog at TE, could be in line for a really big year as a receiver

Dorance Armstrong - This one is a little bit of a dark horse, but there are lots of moving parts at DE. If the draft doesn't get us a top pass rusher, Armstrong will have an opportunity to show what he's got,

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Like the dark horse pick. Realistically this is his 3rd year? He wasn't terrible last year and has grown each year. 

Jarwin - I hope so, all i know is start him in fantasy vs the Giants. That dude is sneaky fast.. I guess when you watch WItten fall forward for a few years now and see another TE actually run

Lewis - As of now he is starting with Chido. He has shined and he has great ball skills. 

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1 hour ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

Re: The guys on your list

Donovan Wilson, Luke Gifford, and Cedrick Wilson just don't have a very clear path to significant playing time. Donovan Wilson is probably the only one of the 3 with a remote chance to win a starting job without needing an injury or 2 from other players, but that seems like a long shot.

The signing of Gerald McCoy tells you a lot about what they hope for from Trysten Hill. I remember reading that even Rod Marinelli had soured on him by the end of the season. I wouldn't hold my breath here. 

Conner McGovern - Yeah, dude is a player. Pretty sure the injury last year was real. He was talented enough to be a walk-in starter on probably 30 NFL teams last year. Would be shocked if he doesn't with a job in the starting 5.

Other possibilities

Jourdan Lewis - Could finally get his real shot with the new coaching staff

Blake Jarwin - Now the undisputed top dog at TE, could be in line for a really big year as a receiver

Dorance Armstrong - This one is a little bit of a dark horse, but there are lots of moving parts at DE. If the draft doesn't get us a top pass rusher, Armstrong will have an opportunity to show what he's got,

also excited for jelks and jackson at end.. two others that i forgot that come to mind 

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I was coming in here to post about Jelks. I think he has alot of potential as a 3rd specialist.

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On 3/31/2020 at 12:25 PM, djdunkenstein said:

First of all, just like to say hi to everyone .. Ive had a few accounts and introduced myself and may do again. However emails and passwords being changed I had to create a new account on here...

Anyways.. with our free agency acquisitions and departures. I think we have done pretty well so far building depth and addressing some needs ( minus Fredbeard :( ) 

However I was curious to see who you guys are excited for next year that may breakout or have a better role .. here are who I am excited for 

1. Donovan Wilson - Very impressive preseason last year, looked like a steal early on. Injuries obviously slowed him down last year but great promise. 

2. Luke Gifford - Like Wilson, showed "some" promise last year in preseason but also bit the injury bug. I think learning from the general gives us extra hope he will turn the corner. 

3. Conner Mcgovern - Im just hopeful.. is all. Liked him coming out of Penn State, I think he can be decent. But we still do not know about him. Randomly came up with a pec injury if I do recall.. was this an injury or do they just need to redshirt him and put him in the weight room last year (haha) 

4. Trysten Hill - Thought he had a good motor out of the draft. But completely fell on his face. I feel like he needs a better veteran to mentor him and maybe we have that now with McCoy? All i remember was he was hanging with woods and got in trouble for being late (we all know woods likes the ganja too but hey its a new year with new rules so who knows) 

5. Cederick Wilson - Story of cowboys.. "if only" and injuries ... I think he runs nice routes, decent speed, and hands. Really liked him out of Boise ... just hope he can stay healthy 

 

Thoughts?

 

 

 

I hate that he was never giving the chance to see the field.. looked like a potential rare playmaker for us.. 

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