Each team will have four players that fit into certain categories depending on how they have performed for their given team along with a quick analysis of why he was my choice. The four categories reside with:
(1)-Future star/ Franchise player,
(2)- Best 2011 draft pick,
(3)- Best 2012 pick,
(4)- Step it up youngster!
1. Randall Cobb (WR) – Goodbye Donald Driver’s playing time! Get this kid in the game! Driver’s replacement is faster, more versatile and shows more promise.
2. Randall Cobb (WR) – 2nd round pick has blossomed under Aaron Rodgers arm and doesn’t look like he is slowing down anytime soon. Time is now to buy his jersey.
3. Nick Perry(OLB)- 1st round pick will help take pressure off Clay Matthews and help fill a need at LB for the Packers. Has the athletic ability to stay starting as well.
4. Alex Green (RB) – Former 3rd round selection had a chance to take the starting job in Green Bay but didn’t produce forcing the organization to go out and get Cedric Benson.
1. Shea McClellin (DE)- Not only was he drafted in the first round showing much promise, he gets to learn from one of the best in Julius Peppers and avoid seeing double teams until Peppers leaves.
2. Cris Conte (FS) – Has been a solid starter since being drafted in the third round of the 2011 draft.
3. Alshon Jeffery (WR)- Will have an immediate impact because he has the body of a wide receiver standing at 6’3, Brandon Marshall will take away from double teams, all Jeffery has to do is catch the bullets Jay Cutler throws.
4. Stephen Paea (DT) – There is seen improvement but when the organization drafted him, they expected to see the monster he was at the combine benching the weight 49.0 times. He has Julius Peppers alongside and should use that to his advantage.
1. Ryan Broyles (WR) – Wait for him to find a spot in this versatile offense and just erupt into a player opposite Calvin Johnson.
2. Titus Young (WR) – There is too much talent on the offensive side of the ball. Young has become a starter and will stay there for a while.
3. Riley Reiff (OT) – Reiff can hopefully develop into the rock that they need to stabilize their offensive line; all signs are pointing to the fact that he can by learning from Jeff Backus.
4. Nick Fairley (DT) – I remember watching the 2011 draft and loving this selection. The organization’s thought was that Fairley and Ndamukong Suh would dominate offensive lines around the league, but with the off field issues of Fairley, it’s looking like a bust pick.
1. Matt Kalil (OT) – Going against one of the best defensive ends in football found in Jared Allen, Kalil will have to face him daily in practice- learning the moves of the best. There is a possibility that he may make the pro bowl this year, I’m contemplating getting his jersey!
2. Christian Ponder (QB) – At what seemed to be a horrible pick at the time by the Vikings organization, Ponder is showing poise and leadership- exactly what the Vikings need.
3. Blair Walsh (K) – The kid has a leg. There is no doubt or argument about that as he nailed a 55 yarder on his NFL debut. What a steal for a sixth round pick.
4. Christian Ballard (DT) – The once projected first rounder, dropped to Minnesota in the fourth round and it looked like a possible steal. He has the chance to win the starting spot next to Kevin Williams, let’s see it.