The Need to Know Names of the NFL

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  1. Cgreen214

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    At the end of every season it can be a tough time for some fans. Lets look past the fact that your favorite team may have missed the playoffs or could have even lost a heartbreaker in the SuperBowl itself. Im talking about that sting when your favorite player decides to retire and its time to hang that jersey up on your wall of fame. When these household names and future hall of famers retire, us fans can become a little lost. This usually lasts until we find our next favorite player worthy enough to christen the back of our Jerseys with his name. So who are these up-and-coming players that are worthy of that honor? This list will be players who are in their 2nd and 3rd seasons. I have omitted the players who have just completed their first season because we never know if a sophomore slump will strike and send a player spiraling down to the bench. So here it is, the players that we all need to know as the big names retire and we are searching for our next favorite player.

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    This guy could very well be a future Hall of Famer. In each of his 3 seasons he has thrown for over 3500 yards and this past season he threw for 5569 yards, not to be outdone by his 44 TDs this season. He has one of the strongest arms in the league already and has exponentially gotten better each season. There isn't a throw he cant make and he has the football IQ to go along with is arm talent. Hamilton could break many records on his way to the Hall of Fame.

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    People may be scratching their heads on this decision (and it was a tough one), but I think all Scott was missing was the right ownership. As soon as the new ownership took over they sent Scott off to summer workouts with some of the best QB mechanic minds in the business. It paid off big time. His rookie campaign was shaky and his sophomore was superb. He more than doubled his TD production and cut down on his interceptions. Scott is another guy with amazing arm talent and a really good football IQ. Scott does struggle on the deep ball and may end up being more of a game manager rather than a big playmaking QB.

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    NOTE: Sean Warren is a name we all know already, but is it for the right reasons? He has possibly the best arm talent in the past 3 years, but the football IQ seems to fade in and out during games. He is an old school gun slinger that will torch even the best defenses, but he can throw his team out of any game. I like this kid and even with an improved sophomore season I just feel his mistakes and turnovers are too hard to overlook and this is why Warren was left off. Lets hope he proves us all wrong because this kid has some crazy talent.
     

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    RB
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    Barksdale has already made an impact on the league. Mainly because this kid has a knack for lowering his shoulder and plowing through defenders. His ability to truck has its wow factor, but his versatility sets him apart from the rest. Barksdale sees running lanes exceptionally well and change direction on a dime. His ability to change direction accompanied with his great vision makes him a home run threat at any given moment. Defenders just have to remember, if the lanes are clogged, this kid isn't scared to make his own holes.
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    Burrell is short in stature, but huge in his playmaking ability. This all purpose HB looks to be a focal point in the Cardinals offense going forward. In his first season he eclipsed the 1000 yard mark and only missed it by 34 yards in season 2 which saw him sit out 5 games with injury. Burrell's elusiveness makes him tough to bring down. Ive seen him slip out of the grips of those big defensive lineman time after time. That skill allows him to maneuver between the tackles where someone of his size should not be able to move so freely. Although, Burrell is deadliest for the Cardinals when he is catching out of the backfield. In the cardinals high octane offense, Burrell is important as a check down option for the QB as defenses sale out to stop the deep play ability of Patton. Burrell can do it all out on the field and that makes him a fun player to watch.
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    WRs
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    Patton has made a name for himself since day one and if you don't have a Patton Jersey already, shame on you! He has the size to fend off CBs, the speed to beat them, and if they do keep up with him he will out jump them for the ball. Patton is a crisp route runner and has hands like Jerry Rice. I have seen on more than one occasion where a CB is intentionally interfering with Patton as he tries to catch the ball and Patton still comes down with the reception. The CB was trying to prevent the TD, but Patton just shrugs him off, catches the ball, and trots into the end zone. Patton is a big play WR, but will make the touch catches in traffic as well. He is young, but is already making a case to be one of the best ever.
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    "Rolls Royster", as they call him, because he is usually cruising in style on his way to the endzone is a player you just have to love. This kid does nothing but catch bombs. He is the fastest WR in the NFL if not the fastest player period. Defenders just cant keep up with him, so he is usually casually trotting into the endzone. Defensive coordinators have to have balls of steel if they run man defense while this kid is on the field. It is nearly impossible for CBs to stay close enough to Royster to prevent a huge play. Keep your tv tuned in when the Rolls Royster is on the field because it is always fun watching him just causally walk into the endzone with no one around after he torches a defense.
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    Marvin Lucas was great his rookie year, but he exploded his sophomore season. Lucas has elite route running skills and this showed in season 2, because time after time he got great separation from the defenders and was able to haul in 94 receptions. Elite speed and agility paired with elite route running is a recipe for success. Those 3 things are all natural ability and can not be taught, so as Lucas learns the stuff that can be taught he is only going to get better. Could he rival Patton in their 3rd season in the league?
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    TE
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    Darman is a huge target for the Steelers QB. At 6'6" he is easy to spot and is a great security blanket when the QB is in a crunch. Since entering the league he has caught over 70 passes each season. What stands out to me about Darman, and what fans love is his ability to go across the middle and catch the ball in traffic. He has been crushed coming across the middle and always holds onto the ball. The willingness to take a big hit and still catch the ball is why he is a great asset to the Steeler's offense and why his QB loves throwing to him. He has built trust and chemistry with his QB. Darman is only going to see an increased amount of targets and that gives him more of an opportunity to wow fans.

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    Farmer missed half of his sophomore season due to injury, but we cant overlook what he has done. He is a very athletic TE that is huge in the passing game. The endzone eluded him much of his first season, but he racked up over 1000 yards. In season two he was on pace to set an all new personal best in each receiving category. Farmer is a TE with the rare ability to catch a short pass and turn into a huge play. He is well rounded in his abilities, but needs to polish up on his route running skills. When he becomes better accustomed to running proper routes in the NFL, watch out this kid is going to amaze fans everywhere.
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    Ill do defense if I Have time unless someone else wants to pick up where I left off and hit up defense. Also, if you feel as though I missed someone or left them off the list make a case for them lets get the convo started. Remember though they have to of completed 2 or 3 seasons.
     
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    Great stuff bro! Great idea for new content. I love "Rolls Royster" :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Yea I was pretty proud of that one
     
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    Great stuff here man!
     
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    His nickname is now legend... Great stuff man!
     
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    DBs
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    Albury was part of that elite club of being a defensive Heisman winner coming out of college. He has entered into the league as one of the smartest players on the defensive side of the ball. He sees the field like he has a birds eye view of everything going on and always finds himself in position to make a play on the ball. At times Albury has struggled making the plays when the ball is in the air because the only knock on him is his vertical. He has a tough time going up and catching the jump ball against taller receivers.
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    Gray is an all over the field SS. He can drop back in coverage and come up and play the run with force. His instinctive ability to always take the perfect angle towards the ball carrier aids him in making plays as a SS in the backfield. HBs hate seeing him step up in the box because when this kid is able to hit you at full speed, things can get a little blurry for HBs that he lays the lumber to. Its fun watching such a versatile player roam the field and get utilized in so many different ways.
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    Newsome is the prototype of an NFL CB. He is deadly in all three phases. He has the speed and hips to play man with even the best WRs and he has the strength to press them at the line of scrimmage. Newsome can also lock his zone down when not playing man defense. He is a game changer and already has 3 TDs in his young NFL career.
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    This guy is a monster. He has the speed to match up with Rolls Royster and the strength of a LB. It shows on the field when he jams WRs at the line and aids his DL in acquiring sacks. His strength also shows up when he plays the run. He is able to hit HBs with force and has caused 3 fumbles since he has entered the league. This may not seem like a big number, but for a CB to come up and cause fumbles that is just an added weapon in his arsenal.
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    Harris is the definition of a lock down corner. He is one of the only corners to play a ton of downs and not allow any catches. WRs have probably caught passes near him, but no catches have been because of his error. His size alone at CB is freakish and he is actually stronger than Rashon James. The only place he lacks is his football IQ and he more than makes up for that with his playmaking ability and pure athletic ability. Even if he finds himself out of position he can easily close the gap just because of his god given talents. He is elite in zone coverage and can hold his own easily in man defense.
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    Honorable mention: Jewone Peppers. Peppers in my book still may be the best CB around, but a tragic injury has sidelined him for a complete season and his return to the NFL is in question. Lets hope this guy is able to return.
     
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