we still have not seen the best of a seemingly deep class. On both sides of the ball White Tre’Davious White Jersey , you can expect to see an improvement in some immensely talented second-year pros. Some names on this list might be familiar while others are on the cusp of moving the curtains aside and taking center stage.It’s quite simple, some players slump while others jump. Let’s see who is set to catapult themselves on the NFL’s trampoline.Mitchell TrubiskyTrubisky has a lot of the similar characteristics that Carson Wentz possesses. He has the strong arm to push the ball down the field. He has exceptional accuracy despite only completing 59.4 percent of his throws and throwing seven interceptions. Also, the North Carolina product can make plays with his feet. Obviously, Trubisky’s decision making needs to improve, but his best receiving threat from 2017 might have been Tarik Cohen who plays running back. With new receiving threats in Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, and Trey Burton, the Chicago Bears brain trust are hoping their new franchise cornerstone can make the same jump Wentz made, last season, in <em>his</em> second year.Marlon MackThe former South Florida Bull had a so-so rookie campaign as he would spell Frank Gore here-and-there. Mack finished the season with 358 yards on 93 carries and four total touchdowns. He averaged about six carries a game which translated to 3.8 yards per attempt. That is not bad considering the Indianapolis Colts’ front lacked a killer instinct in the trenches. During the 2018 NFL Draft, they selected the best guard in the draft in Quenton Nelson to bolster their front. With Gore gone, Mack is subject to tote the rock 250 times next season and he is a threat in the passing game too given his 225 receiving yards last year. Having Andrew Luck under center should make his job easier too.Cooper Kupp“Smart” and “instinctual” are two words Jared Goff once used to describe Kupp. You could see why Goff had such choice words for his well-rounded receiver as it showed in Kupp’s ability to create separation and get open. The 6’2 receiver demonstrated versatility, despite his size, in his ability to play out wide and as a slot receiver. As a result, he finished with 62 catches, 869 yards, 14 yards per reception, and five touchdowns in his rookie campaign. Now, you might be wondering why he is on this list considering his productive inaugural season. Well Tre’Davious White Jersey 2019 , Sammy Watkins was not retained as the Los Angeles Rams are putting their eggs in Kupp’s basket. Expect him to <em>cook</em> as 100 catches with 1,000 yards is realistic for the young Rams’ receiver.Patrick Mahomes II“I don’t want to hype him, but I compare him to Brett Favre,” exclaimed Tamba Hali on “Good Morning Football” of the NFL Network. Hali said this after practicing against Mahomes for a year in which the young Kansas City Chiefs quarterback made a habit of making the defense look bad. Most notably, he made All-Pro defensive backs Marcus Peters and Eric Berry look half-witted. Andy Reid even seems to be reminded of Favre when he watches Mahomes because of his propensity to complete passes in tight windows. Maybe that is why Alex Smith was dealt in a trade to Washington.Mahomes’ gunslinger mentality is sure to put the Chiefs in a few bad spots especially with teams loading the box to stop Kareem Hunt. However, the former Red Raider has the weapons in Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Spencer Ware, and Hunt to be the antidote to whatever plan defensive coordinators decide to orchestrate.Julie’n DavenportDavenport has by far the best name on this list. Aside from the great name, he is in an even better situation to be the anchor at left tackle for the Houston Texans. He came in last season as a fourth round pick out of Bucknell, that is by no means a football powerhouse. Davenport probably did not expect to see much time on the field with All-Pro Duane Brown manning the fort. However, he played in 11 games as a rookie and there was a lot to like as well as some things that needed to be cleaned up.Davenport’s size, 6’7”, is what he can hang his hat on as his arm length is long enough to keep pass rushers at bay. In addition, he should benefit from being thrown in the fire a year ago. However, he has to get out of his stance like he is late for work especially with protecting Deshaun Watson’s blindside. The Texans rolled the dice in letting Brown walk and they are hoping Davenport is a lucky seven or eleven. Craps anyone?Ahkello WitherspoonA corner that is long, wiry, and rangy for the San Francisco 49ers. No White Zay Jones Jerseys , not Richard Sherman. The new Niner must see a lot of himself in Witherspoon because he invited his new teammate to a camp featuring some of the NFL’s elite corners in Darius Slay, Xavier Rhodes, and Aqib Talib. Might we see Witherspoon become the next shutdown corner in a division that houses Sherman, Talib, Marcus Peters, and Patrick Peterson?In two of his last four games, Witherspoon finished the season on a high note with two interceptions and should be able to add more to his resume with an All-Pro corner, Sherman, playing opposite of him. Good luck dealing with these two skyscrapers at corner NFC West quarterbacks.Gareon ConleyGuard your shins as soccer is not the only place where shin injuries can occur evidently. Although rare in the NFL, Conley was dealing with a shin injury last year as a rookie. To make matters worse, he was dealing with an unclear conscience as he was facing some serious sexual allegations, recently dropped, after already having the charges modulate his draft stock.The Oakland Raiders 2017 first round pick was expected to go top 10, or at worst top 15, in last year’s draft. Heck, some considered Conley to be the <em>better </em>prospect compared to his college teammate in Marshon Lattimore. Nevertheless, he slipped to the 24th pick. Now, for the first time in a year, the former Buckeye can focus on just playing football. The Raiders view him as a player with oodles of talent as they hope it will transfer to him being an elite player. Jon Gruden and Paul Guenther are impressed as their young corner is learning the defense and developing good technique as they told reporters recently. There is not much roster talent at corner to inhibit Conley from being the top dog in Oakland.Matt MilanoSLEEPER ALERT. Another player on this list with double M as the initials to his name. As a result Zay Jones Jerseys 2019 , I will use verbs starting with M to describe him.Milano was <em>misinterpreted</em> coming out of Boston College, at linebacker, as he finished his career with 14 sacks and 32.5 tackles for a loss. He was <em>mishandled</em> in the draft as he slipped to the fifth round before the Buffalo Bills snagged him. The Golden Eagle product <em>moved</em> his way up the depth chart as he started five games during his 16-game rookie season. Milano <em>mirrors</em> an undersized Luke Kuechly, standing at an even six-feet, as he can cover and defend the run showing fluid instincts in both departments.The addition of Tremaine Edmunds should make Milano’s job easier as Sean McDermott has to be hoping his two young backers can grow to be quite the duo like the one he coached in Carolina. Edmunds has the freakish athletic ability of Thomas Davis while Milano has the makeup of Kuechly.Each of these youngsters teams will be looking for a return on their investment. These second-year players, well some, are not in any jeopardy of having the plug pulled on their NFL life, but they ought to improve in a hurry. If the Bills are looking for a young safety prospect, it’ll be slim pickings in the draft"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNotesBuffalo Bills NFL Draft Coverage2019 NFL Draft: Safety reinforcements are slim pickingsNew,6commentsIf the Bills are looking for a young safety prospect, it’ll be slim pickings in the draftESTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft: Safety reinforcements are slim pickingsWith the possible exception of Tre’Davious White, no recent addition to the Buffalo Bills have been as important as the safety tandem of Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. The two free-agent acquisitions have had perhaps the biggest hand in elevating Buffalo’s defense from mediocre to elite. Unfortunately, the Bills brain trust has been slow to either acquire capable backups, or prepare for the pairs’ inevitable decline. Last year’s fifth rounder, Siran Neal, could hardly get on the field in three-safety looks. Clearly the team doesn’t believe in his ability to see the field. With ten picks in the 2019 Draft, the team may feel comfortable using one on a young prospect with upside at the position.It’s only fitting that this year’s draft seems to lack immediate impact starters, because that’s not what the Bills need at this point. They’re looking for a player to throw into the rotation and eventually develop into a starter. More about the safety prospects below.Tier IDeionte Thompson (Alabama) Taylor Rapp (Washington)Thompson will get knocked for his lack of bulk at 196 pounds and how that will affect his tackling. That’s something that can be improved, though White Dion Dawkins Jerseys , and misses what he can bring to a team as a rare single-high safety that can roam and prevent deep passes. Rapp’s pure long speed may be lacking, but his explosiveness in the short areas of the field means he can man roles all over the field, including the slot. Whichever team drafts him is going to appreciate his Energizer bunny-like motor.Tier IINasir Adderley (Delaware)Johnathan Abram (Mississippi State)Mike Edwards (Kentucky)Juan Thornhill (Virginia) Adderley showed off his ball skills and hard-hitting mentality in the Senior Bowl, but it doesn’t look like he has the chops to be a single-high free safety. Abram is perhaps the most aggressive hitter in the class, regardless of position, but he also misses way too many tackles trying to line up the big hit. Edwards is a smart, fluid and disciplined player who is comfortable in coverage. Unfortunately he lacks the size many teams want at 5’11”. Thornhill, a former cornerback with evident ball skills, is a player Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott could fall in love with.Tier IIIChauncey Gardner-Johnson (Florida)Darnell Savage, Jr. (Maryland)Jaquan Johnson (Miami-Florida)Marvell Tell III (USC)Gardner-Johnson was a jack-of-all-trades at Florida, but he may be best suited to a role where he can keep his eyes on the quarterback and use his physical gifts to break up passes and come down with interceptions. Still a bit raw, Savage is likely going to put on a show at the combine, elevating his stock a bit and perhaps convincing a team they can mold him into a much better player. A well-rounded prospect, it’s not clear where Johnson stands out. He’s not overly fast, or big, or sticky in coverage. Another player that never lived up to his athletic talent, Tell needs to go to a team willing to teach him to be more disciplined in the back of the defense.
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