turtle28 Posted November 18, 2022 Share Posted November 18, 2022 (edited) Don’t look now, but the 2021 draft class which many of us questioned last year during their rookie campaigns is starting to break out. 1. Jamin Davis wore the green dot in the Eagles game & has made huge strides in his development this year. He had the forced fumble which pretty much sealed the game for us vs the Eagles & honestly, he wasn’t touched down & that should’ve been a TD. 2. Cosmi has shown he belongs, the issue with him has been injuries the last two years. He rotated in some with Lucas vs the Eagles, so I think there’s a chance he may be the starting RT vs the Texans. 3. St. Juste has broken out in a big way this year, he’s our best CB & arguably our best DB right now. He too had a forced fumble vs the Eagles which changed the tide of the game & wiped away a big reception by Watkins. 4. Darrick Forrest is arguably our best safety right now. Yes, he’s even playing better than Curl IMO. He has made game changing plays all year, he’s a big hitter, a sound tackler & he always seems to be around the ball. He’s also proven he can cover intermediate to deep which is something we’ve needed badly on our D since 2008. He played FS I think all game on Monday night vs the Eagles & McCain played in the slot, so it looks as though Forrest may be becoming our current & future FS which I’ve thought was possible even since he showed out vs the Jags week 1. 5. Dyami has flashed some this year but on our team w/ Terry, Curtis & Jahan, he & Cam are stuck being the 4th & 5th WRs & just special teams guys. But, I think a case can be made that Dyami is developing just fine & he will probably be #3 quality receiver in the league. He may even develop into a #2, not sure if that will be on our team given we have Terry, Curtis & Jahan but, I can see him going somewhere else when he’s a FA & at worst being their #3. 6. Bates has proven he’s a great blocking TE & a solid #2. He’s never going to be dynamic in the passing game, but if he can be a great blocker & just routine in the passing game then he was a good pick. Seems like he’s our new Logan Paulsen. 7. Cheesman obviously has been the answer at long snapper, eventhough I still hate that we drafted a long snapper, especially in the 6th round. Couldn’t it have waited until the 7th Rivera? 8. I think Shaka, WBK & Milne have all flashed some & while none of them look like they’ll ever be starters I think they’ve proven they can be depth players we can rely on if needed and that’s pretty good for 7th round picks. We don’t always find 7th round picks who have proven they at least belong in the league & these 3 have proven at least that much. Edited November 19, 2022 by turtle28 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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