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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: New project: Superstars in the making Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I'm going to be compiling a list of the top 20 players in the NFL who appear poised for superstardom and I'm soliciting opinions from every fanbase to nominate a player from their team.

Please discuss the possible players to nominate here. Make a poll if you must.

I'll also need one or two of you to provide quotes explaining why you think this player is a future star in the league, and possibly some videos or gifs of highlights, if available.

A couple of rules for inclusion, however:

1. The player must be on his rookie contract.
2. The player must not have been selected to any Pro Bowls or received any other league awards.

Thanks for your help!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Bradberry - Replacing Josh Norman at cornerback for Carolina is no easy task, especially for a rookie making the step up from Samford College, but Bradberry has looked impressive. He wasnít as good as Norman a season ago, but then neither was Norman himself, and Bradberry actually finished the season two spots ahead of Norman in the PFF grades with a rating of 82.6 compared to Normanís 82.0. Rookies typically struggle at corner, so it will be interesting to see how much better he can get in year two.

... as per the top 25 under 25... which is essentially what you are looking for here... except for the "no probowl" decree.

I dunno... who else?

KK Short - probably on another team tho... and he was a probowler
Star - Does "really really above average count"?
Tre Turner - Now here's a shoe-in if it weren't for your probowl thing.
KB - eh... need another season to tell
Shaq - Yea... this guy

So, according to your criteria... I suppose I would go with Shaq and James.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll go with Andrew Norwell or Bradberry. Both are on rookie deals (a UDFA deal in Norwell's case) and have shown rapid, expansive improvement. Norwell is already arguably our best pass blocker.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't really seen much of Bradberry. If you can provide more info on his strengths as a player, I'd much appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starless wrote:
I haven't really seen much of Bradberry. If you can provide more info on his strengths as a player, I'd much appreciate it.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=James+Bradberry
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lasus83 wrote:
Starless wrote:
I haven't really seen much of Bradberry. If you can provide more info on his strengths as a player, I'd much appreciate it.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=James+Bradberry

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starless wrote:
I haven't really seen much of Bradberry. If you can provide more info on his strengths as a player, I'd much appreciate it.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starless wrote:
I haven't really seen much of Bradberry. If you can provide more info on his strengths as a player, I'd much appreciate it.


He is a fantastic tackler, that is probably the one thing that has always stuck out to me since he got here. He came up and made some really nice tackles when RBs tried to break to the outside. I don't recall him giving up a lot of separation; even when someone made a catch on him, it wouldn't go for much. It would be interesting to see what PFF had his average yards per reception allowed at.

In a way, he reminds me of Norman except he's far more technically sound as a rookie than Norman was (Norman always had the talent, but was far too prone to mistakes in his first 2 years). Both are long corners with good athleticism to boot and are very good at tracking the ball in the air (Norman, of course, being elite in this regard). Like Norman, he isn't the fastest or quickest corner and thus he's susceptible to giving up big plays to guys like T.Y. Hilton (Hilton got behind Norman a couple of times in 2015 but Norman made amazing plays on the ball). However, with more experience, I expect he will excel in coverage against larger receivers ie. Evans.
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