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The Minnesota Vikings 2015 draft was one with the future in mind and was never meant to be heavy on starting caliber players, but during a routine trip to scout offensive lineman in Columbus, Ohio Vikings scouts found a future star in their eyes in towering receiver Keorris Daniels, who stood at 6'6" and weight 240. Daniels was un-pressable in college and was a red zone nightmare and the Vikes staff liked what they saw in his raw but teachable route running abilities. Come draft night Minnesota surprised everyone and took Daniels, who was rated by most experts as a 4th rounder, and he immediately showed up in the preseason and took over the spot left by Jerome Simpson. "It is like a dream," said Daniels before his week 1 matchup against the Chargers, "I keep thinking tomorrow I am gonna wake up and still be fighting just to earn a scholorship again."
Well the dream continues for Daniels as against the Chargers he was undoubtedly the best receiver on the field for the Vikings, catching five passes for 104 yards and catching his first touchdown in the NFL on a spectacular grab on the backline. We will see if he can continue his ascent from walk-on nobody to starting NFL star in the coming weeks
Cleveland Browns Rookie Watch
Cleveland had an exciting draft, and they think they got their hands on a bunch of guys that are sure to have chips on their shoulders. From guys that fell, to guys that were projected as undrafted, all the way to Mr. Irrelevant. There are two guys that will make an impact on offense, and two that will have chances on defense.
1) TE Torrea Beasley (Purdue) - 6'5 240 - Round 4, Pick 31
Beasley will be starting at TE for the Browns from the get go. He has outstanding potential (SS dev) and should be a handful for opposing teams. He has to replace the big shoes of Jordan Cameron, but the Browns coaching staff is confident he will be able to fill those.
2) WR Shanard Baxter (Michigan State) - 6'1 210 - Round 5, Pick 32
Cleveland took a shot in the dark here when they drafted Baxter. They wanted to in the previous round, but took Hugh Avery (who is next on this list). Well round 5 came around and Baxter was till there and the Browns nabbed him. Cleveland has been pleasantly surprised with Baxter, who they chose over veteran Miles Austin to play the slot role. Coaches are very excited about this one.
3) LOLB Hugh Avery (Baylor) - 6'5 260 - Round 4, Pick 13
This was basically a blind pick by Cleveland. Avery didn't even fit their scheme (4-3 speed rush end), but he was projected for the late 2nd round so they picked him up. He can't cover to save his life, but he won't have to. Avery will see the field in scenarios where all he has to do is rush the passer.
With the bills starting off on a tough note with the cowboys week 1 there were some highlights from rookie players. To begin Ray played well at fs with a couple hits that jarred the ball lose as well as a couple pass deflections. He stepped up and played well in his first regular season action. Cofield the scat back seen one played on a hb dump that went for 20 yards. Stone felt he should have placed Cofield in the game more often. Kerr had a great catch along the sideline that was just yards short from hitting paydirt. Last but not least we had Clarke who was strictly a return man but gave the bills lack of return a boast at the times needed most. The bills look forward to seeing what more they can do to get these guys on the feild for the future! Keep your eyes open as they will look to have a major impact in the oncoming season.
Cleveland Week 1 Rookie Blurb
Week 1 saw our 3 rookie watch participants see the field for the first time in a regular season game, and they didn't disappoint. Shanard Baxter led the team in receiving yards, going over 100 yards and hauling in a TD from over 40 yards out. Torrea Beasley caught 4 balls for 53 yards and was steady at the tight end position. Hugh Avery saw time in pass rushing situations but didn't record any stats. Baxter's touchdown was also the play of the game!
Green Bay Packers rookies didn't make much impact in week one. First round pick Dysean Hale failed to find any action on the field, but we'll be letting him start the whole second half of our week 2 game. Our other first round pick, wideout Brad Sapp, caught 4 balls for 35 yards. Defensive end Dominique Dawson ended the game with 1 tackle. He had a forced fumble, but it was overturned.
Braden Coyle, he's the real deal. That's all.
Poole, caught a couple of passes I do believe.
Cosby, had a kick off return.
The Corners, I forget. The backup LT, no action.
Baxter was supposed to be ours Kasp, tried like hell to move up. Like hell.
Very good defensive performance, but our oline let us down as Foles was sacked 5 times.
Rookie RG Agurs was responsible for one of those, but plenty time to improve. Rookie DT Floyd saw one down, whilst lolb Grove took part in 16 downs although with no stats held his own.
Rookie Punter Lamb had a great day, with 4 punts in the Saints 20 with 3 inside the 10. More of the same and we will be very happy with our Punting chief
He dropped like a round and a half or so.
Cleveland Week 2 Rookie Blurb
Week two saw Torrea Beasley come close to his first NFL touchdown, twice catching balls in the redzone and coming up a couple yards short. Beasley finished with 5 catches for 40 yards. Shanard Baxter had 2 catches for 23. Rookie lineback Chauncey Flowers got a couple tackles as well. The University of South Dakota product has moved his way up to 3rd MLB on the team and coaches are excited about him.
Yeah, I was going to take him with my 5th but thought I could get back into the round. That was my mistake. He will have broken ribs come week 8. Niners LB's not playing games.
But really, take it easy. I'll pass the sticks once I get 21'd. Ha.
Don't poke the bear.
Rookies for Green Bay had a better game this week. Brad Sapp had 6 rec. for 58 yards and a touchdown. SS Dysean Hale started this week and will be the starter from here on out. Hale had 4 total tackles. DE Dominique Dawson had 3 tackles with one being a TFL. 3rd round pick, Dior Burns, comes in for our Psycho formation. He made a name for himself by getting 3 total tackles with 2 TFL and 1 sack.
I wanted to take a flyer on Burns so bad but didn't like what I saw when I scouted.
Keorris Daniels was a non-factor with 3 catches for only a yard, when asked Coach Coleman responded "We have to do a better job of getting Daniels involved, we ran him out of plays too many times today and didn't give him much of a chance to get in rhythym."
RG Agurs much improved this week nothing got past him which allowed Foles to have a good game and enough for a comfortable day against the Panthers.
LOLB Grove made a good tackle in limited playing time which was encouraging. Warren (re) and Floyd (dt) didn't record any stats.
Whilst Punter Lamb wasn't needed always a good sign
Agurs had 1 pancake, but prevented Foles from any sacks. Groves made one assist and tackle, whilst Punter Lamb had 3 punts, one of which superbly going out at the Skins 1 yard line which resulted in a safety
DE/DT Haynes Clarke(24 plays) Did absolutely nothing with his plays. Sadly not what you expect from your best rated rookie
DT/DE Johnathan Morris(41 plays) 2 tackles one for loss. So far a disappointing start for my rookie class
CB Crosby Patton(47 plays) 1 Pass deflection. All 3 get their stars taken away during practice until proven worthy.
Haynes Clarke(8 plays) goose egg. guess i shouldn't expect much in 8 plays though.
Johnathan Morris(36 plays)1 tackle 1 Sack.
Crosby Patton(53 plays) 2 tackles 1 Sack
QB Rob Bates(39 plays) 10/17 183 yds 2 TD 0 int. Came in after a few stalled drives and got the offense clicking.
Clarke(3 plays) nada
Morris(47 plays) 3 tackles(none for loss). Needs to get behind the line more. With great Block shedding and a good pmv he should not be pushed around like he has
Patton(60 plays) 4 tackles. playing a lot so hopefully he gets better. would like to see him get his hands on some passes.
Bates (55 plays) 16/29 330 yds 3 TD 2 INT. Got his 1st start and after a 1st half of getting smacked around turned it around in the 2nd half. He did miss some open passes, but with the way he was getting hit i can't blame him for making some errant throws. Hopefully the line blocks better for him.
Cleveland Week 3 Rookie Blurb
Cleveland waxed the Jets this week 24-0 and a few rookies recorded some stats- so that was sweet. Torrea Beasley caught 2 balls for 23 yards, and Shanard Baxter had 3 snags for 34 yards. Beasley and Baxter have been great so far and have been everything we had hoped for.
Vikings Week 3 Rookie Report
Another huge day for Keorris Daniels as he hauled in seven catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns, making him the Vikings leading receiver on the season.
LG Jordan Alli played well also, not allowing a sack and keeping a good Broncos front seven away from Teddy Bridgewater
Packers got stomped week 3 when they travelled to San Diego. 6th round pick, Quinterrius Harrison caught one catch for 44 yards and a touchdown. Brad Sapp only had one catch for 20 yards. Dominique Dawson had 3 tackles and a sack. Dior Burns and Dysean Hale had 2 and 5 tackles respectfully.
In their first game off their bye, Green Bay came back to Wisconsin and had success. Brad Sapp had a better game with 3 catches for 61 yards. Dominique Dawson had 2 tackles and 1 sack. Dior Burns had 2 tackles and Dysean hale had 6 tackles along with 2 sacks.
4 games into the season and the San Diego Super Chargers are 3-1. Rookie LB Tobi Ogbonna who was projected to be a top 5 pick in the draft last season but fell to the Chargers at 11 after their top prospect Quayshawn Hanna was taken with the 8th pick by the Bears, is second on the team with 17 tackles. San Diego native Brady Poteat who was off the radar of most teams except the chargers who selected him in the 7th rd of the draft is a surprise backup who has registered 7tackles along with 3 pass deflections in his first four games. Breon Berry who was selected 6 picks before Mr.Irrelevant at 26 and was then released by the team and signed on with the San Diego practice squad in the preseason where he not only secured a spot on the team but also a starting position. So far this season he has caught 12 passes for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns and has been a reliable option to put next to star receiver Keenan Allen. RG Prince Paul has looked to be a good pick as he hasnt allowed a sack yet this season. Finally to end things off the Chargers are adamant that rookie QB Matt Quinn is the future of the team and he has shown breif signs of greatness in practice and the Chargers have signe P.Rivers to a 2 yr deal to keep him as a mentor to the young promising qb that will one day take over as the face of the franchise.
Week 4 Update
Keorris Daniels is continuing his blistering pace with another big game, this time catching four passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Jordan Alli had another solid game and is proving to be a huge upgrade from Charlie Johnson, especially in pass protection.
First round pick, Safety Dysean Hale had his best game of the season in week 6. Hale had 2 interceptions with one being a pick 6. Both in the red zone. Along with 4 tackles and 2 pass deflections. DE Dawson continues his streak with another sack this week. OLB Dior Burns didn't record any stats. First round pick, Wide Receiver Brad Sapp had his best game as well hauling in 2 touchdowns with 88 yards on 5 catches.
Daniels had 5 catches for 43 yards and a score while Alli held up in a pass heavy game which is really all I can say positive about the game
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