Donald Brown ready to take over for the brittle Joseph Addai.
1) Donald Brown
When Bill Polian drafts an offensive weapon in the first round, enough said. I like this kids character and work ethic, and I am sure the coaches will to. If Addai is hampered by nagging injuries this kid could be a stud.
2) Robert Meachem
A lot of people wouldn't touch Meachem based on his rookie year, and the fact that Lance Moore had a spectacular season last year.
If you look past the 10 TD's Moore scored and look at the injuries suffered by him and Colston over the course of the off-season, I think this kid has a chance to do good things considering he has elite ability when given the oppurtunity to shine in a pass heavy offense.
3) Devin Thomas
I wasn't a big fan of last years WR class, but this kid is a special player and should see a lot of balls if he wins the starting job.
I like his upside and reports have been good on his learning curve. A season with 40 catches, 600 yards and 5 TD's is possible if Campbell can live up to his status as a West Coast passer.
4) James Davis
Let's take a hard look at the RB's that are ahead of him, and I think this kid is closer to a starting gig than most people think. He slid in the draft because Clemson had a bad season, but not all of that is Davis's fault. He is quick, powerful and can break tackles. (3 things Lewis doesn't have anymore)
5) Rashad Jennings
Can you imagine what a young Fred Taylor paired with a young Mojo would be like? Well buckle up, because if he takes Taylors old role we could be seeing "Double Trouble Double" all over again. He is a good character kid with loads of upside. Don't let his draft status fool you, he is in a good spot to produce right out of the gate.
6) Jared Cook
All I have heard about this kid is how much of a specimen he is. Obviously he is a wait and see, but if he gets the opportunity his teammate Chris Johnson got last year, he could shine. Especially in an offence that throws to it's tight-ends quite a bit.
7) Michael Bush
This guy is a beast! He won't start out as the feature guy, but by seasons end he could be, as part of a two-headed monster with McFadden. I also believe the window for the coaches in Oakland is very short and if he can get into the end-zone on a regular basis, they will employ him as much as possible to keep their jobs.
If Oakland can make it to the red-zone he will be more useful there than McFadden.
Michael Bush is ready to show the NFL, that he is for real.
17) Martin Rucker
Do you remember how sweet it was having Winslow when he played? Well, Rucker has the tools to catch those balls. If he can maintain his health and win the job as their pass-catching tight-end, then he could provide you with some nice production.
I would listen to training camp updates before taking a flyer on him though.
18) Chaz Schilenz
This kid looks like the only one who can catch a pass in Oakland. Obviously they drafted a WR in the first round, but he has a good grip of the offense and maybe their biggest threat until Heyward-Bey steps up.
Word from OTA's was that he looked good, so I am going to give him a little love and hopefully he steps up for the Raiders.
19) Josh Freeman
If you look at who sits atop the QB pecking order his way to the top starts looking pretty good. He is a good character kid who may or may not need that much time to develop. The Bucs put a stamp on this kid at the draft and he could pan out better than Sanchez or Stafford. I said COULD!
That doesn't mean he will, but I like the targets and the arm strength to get the ball down-field. Dynasty leagues love ball players like this guy.
20) Mark Sanchez
This guy looked like the real deal! I think this kid will thrive in NY, and become a good leader, as well as a franchise QB they knew they were getting. QB`s are really tough to call, but I think every-ones got a good feeling about this kid.
In two or three years he could be a top 5 QB if everything goes well for them in their next few drafts. I see a Dez Bryant maybe in the cards for this team, and remember they got Dustin Keller.
Thank you for reading my article! And I wasn't putting people like Greg Olsen, Anthony Gonzalez, Chris Wells, Knowshon Moreno, Jeremy Maclin, Percy Harvin, Michael Crabtree, etc.. etc.. because I was writing about guys who are really good value late in drafts.
Everyone knows those guys are potential studs. Oh Yeah, don`t forget about Earl Bennett and Josh Morgan! Morgan sounds like the real deal. And Bennett is going to be catching passes from Cutler, who has a history with him already.