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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:16 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. We'll make a poll if necessary.

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: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, um, kind of already have someone in mind for the Pats, but I'm open to other opinions.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing it's Flowers that you already have your eyes on. Only other ones coming to mind right now for us are Thuney and Mitchell.

ARI- David Johnson
NYG- Landon Collins
MIA- Jay Ajayi
NYJ- Leonard Williams
LA Chargers- Joey Bosa
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I_GET_SAX wrote:
I'm guessing it's Flowers that you already have your eyes on. Only other ones coming to mind right now for us are Thuney and Mitchell.

ARI- David Johnson
NYG- Landon Collins
MIA- Jay Ajayi
NYJ- Leonard Williams
LA Chargers- Joey Bosa

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2. The player must not have been selected to any Pro Bowls or received any other league awards.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh touché. With some of the alternates we get for the Pro Bowl I didn't know who made it and who didn't. Wasn't thinking to Wiki them.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll go counter to the obvious (Flowers) and say Mitchell. I've never seen a rookie receiver do what he's done in our offense, and skill set wise he's the complete package. Route running, explosive in and out of his cuts, good hands, clutch player. Sky is the limit.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhunt2402 wrote:
I'll go counter to the obvious (Flowers) and say Mitchell. I've never seen a rookie receiver do what he's done in our offense, and skill set wise he's the complete package. Route running, explosive in and out of his cuts, good hands, clutch player. Sky is the limit.
Personally I don't think Mitchell has superstardom in his future. He's going to be very good, but the Pats have so many weapons that I don't think he'll ever put up the numbers to reach that level.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about Tevin Coleman? Not sure he'll fully blossom being stuck with Freeman, but he's a really exciting young player.
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Starless wrote:
dhunt2402 wrote:
I'll go counter to the obvious (Flowers) and say Mitchell. I've never seen a rookie receiver do what he's done in our offense, and skill set wise he's the complete package. Route running, explosive in and out of his cuts, good hands, clutch player. Sky is the limit.
Personally I don't think Mitchell has superstardom in his future. He's going to be very good, but the Pats have so many weapons that I don't think he'll ever put up the numbers to reach that level.


I don't think he'll ever be Julio Jones, but he's primed to be the headline skill player of the next generation. As much as the core of the 2010-present group has meant to this team (Edelman, Gronk, Danny) two are over 30 and who knows how long Gronk's body will allow him to play. Mitchell could be here for the next 7-8 years, hopefully more, and he's already this good. Tough to say what his future will be exactly, but it's looking pretty great to me.
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mcmurtry86 wrote:
How about Tevin Coleman? Not sure he'll fully blossom being stuck with Freeman, but he's a really exciting young player.
I think Deion Jones and Grady Jarrett would be ahead of him from the Falcons.
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mcmurtry86 wrote:
How about Tevin Coleman? Not sure he'll fully blossom being stuck with Freeman, but he's a really exciting young player.


Someone will pay him like a superstar after the 2018 season, that'll be his make or break. I prefer Freeman though, one of the best one cut runners in the league. Really liked him out of Florida State, to think he went only two picks before Bryan Stork...
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Starless wrote:
mcmurtry86 wrote:
How about Tevin Coleman? Not sure he'll fully blossom being stuck with Freeman, but he's a really exciting young player.
I think Deion Jones and Grady Jarrett would be ahead of him from the Falcons.


Jones is going to be so good, made some rookie mistakes yesterday but he's got all the tools. I think it'll be him and Kuechly as the consensus best LBs in the league within a year or two.
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Starless wrote:
mcmurtry86 wrote:
How about Tevin Coleman? Not sure he'll fully blossom being stuck with Freeman, but he's a really exciting young player.
I think Deion Jones and Grady Jarrett would be ahead of him from the Falcons.


Jarrett yes. Jones I'm not sold on as being a future star. I'm probably in the minority on that one, but I'm skeptical of a lot of those S/LB hybrid types being able to be elite year in and year out.
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How was Grady Jarrett a 5th round pick... How. I remember thinking he might deservedly sneak into Round 1, and we (and everyone) passed him over time after time.
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Quincy Enunwa is an obvious choice for the Jets. He reminds me so much of T.O. that if the Jets ever get out of QB hell they'll be difficult to stop.
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