A.J. Green, Akeem Ayers, Anthony Castonzo, Ben Ijalana, Brooks Reed, Jake Locker, Lance Kendricks, Mason Foster, Mike Pouncey, Owen Marecic, Patrick Peterson, Rahim Moore, Robert Quinn, Roy Helu, Sione Fua
I’m putting together a list of players I think will make the All Rookie team based on performance next season. Fantasy players take notes!
QB – Jake Locker, Tennessee
He’s got the best rushing attack to protect him and limit turnovers
RB – Roy Helu, Washington
Without anyone ahead of him and the fact that Shanahan has traded up to get him, means he’s got a good shot to carry the load. He’s a one cut back that fits Washington’s scheme. I’m sure they’ll add another backup.
FB – Owen Marecic, Cleveland
The white tandem of Hillis and Marecic ought to scare some teams
WR – A. J. Green, Cincinnati
He’ll be stepping in day 1 as the number 1 guy. Ought to do well
TE – Lance Kendricks, St. Louis
Young quarterbacks rely on tight ends and Bradford can deliver the ball consistently to Kendricks.
OL – Anthony Castonzo, Indianapolis
Not a lot of chance he doesn’t start for the Colts whose protection was poor last season. Might be LT
OL – Ben Ijalana, Indianapolis
Another Colts pick that will be in there day 1. He’ll likely be a guard.
OL – Mike Pouncey, Miami
It’s the safe pick for the Dolphins with a decimated board. He’ll step in at center and may not be as good as his brother, but should stand out early and often.
DE – Robert Quinn, St Louis
He’s got Chris Long protecting his other side and giving him 1 v 1. If they can put a presence in the middle, he’ll be a terror.
DT – Sione Fua, Carolina
His production will be high because there isn’t anything else. He’ll line up next to McClain but I think he’s more advanced than McClain and will be excited about not having to handle constant double teams that came from being nose tackle at Stanford
LB – Brooks Reed, Texans
I think the Texans will be utilizing Reed like Green Bay does Mathews, which should lead to a lot of sack numbers if he’s opposite Mario Williams
LB – Akeem Ayers, Tennessee
The perfect replacement for Keith Brooking. He’ll provide the pressure they’ve lacked from their defensive line.
LB – Mason Foster, Tampa Bay
Probably a weak side linebacker year one, he’s got great instincts and a nose for the ball.
CB – Patrick Peterson, Arizona
He’ll push for the 1st corner slot day one and probably will win it before training camp (if it happens) closes.
S – Rahim Moore, Denver
I like Moore sitting back behind Champ Bailey. Allows him freedom to pursue the ball and use his natural ball hawking skills.