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    When the NFL minicamps and OTAs are in full swing, there is a lot of excitement about incoming newbies. Obviously, early draft picks like Kyler Murray and Quinnen Williams are expected to make an early impression, but first-round picks are not the only newcomers worthy of getting excited.

    t even selected over draft weekend. For example, uncovered recipient Penny Hart could bring an explosive element into the Indianapolis Colts offense that fans will see.

    Here we will examine the uncovered free agent of each team uncovered in 201

    9, like Hart or 2018 Pro bowler Phillip Lindsay, could both form the squad and sizzle a little as a rookie. [194559004]

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    The Arizona Cardinals never really looked at former first division Josh Rosen because they never did surrounded with a reasonable cast. Now that Rosen is out and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray is in quarterback, the Cardinals need to avoid making the same mistake.

    Fortunately, Arizona has at least done a good job of adding new talents to the squad. They designed Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson and added the former Boise State Receiver A.J. Richardson after the draft.

    Richardson is a 6 ", 212 pound pass-marker who completed 54 passes for 825 yards and eight touchdowns in 2018. He has the tools to strengthen Arizona's new-looking receiving corps as an artillery player on special teams.

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    The Atlanta Falcons are not exactly hurtful for wide receivers, they obviously have Julio Jones and first Mohamed Sanu and, in 2018, Calvin Ridley, but that should not deter fans to be pleased with the unoccupied rookie recipient Olamide Zaccheau.

    Zaccheau's a smaller receiver with 5 "8" and 188 pounds, but he's fast, fickle and great after catching. He could be the kind of slip slot receiver the Falcons had before in Taylor Gabriel.

    In 2018, Zaccheau managed 1,058 yards and nine touchdowns. While he probably does not see this type of production as a beginner in Atlanta, he could give the passing hawks an extra boost. Have opposing defenses pay too much attention to established receivers in Atlanta's roster.

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    The Baltimore Ravens used two of their first three draft picks, broad receivers, who snatched Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin. Regardless, Ravens fans should be excited about Jaylen Smith.

    See, Smith played his college ball in Louisville – right where quarterback Lamar Jackson played his. The couple had some obvious chemistry in playing for the Cardinals. In 2017, Jackson's final season, Smith caught 60 passes for 980 yards and seven touchdowns.

    In addition to being known as Jackson's Face, Smith has the physical resources to develop into a high-quality NFL wide-out. At 6 2 2 ", the 219-pounder sped up 550 yards in 2018, even without Jackson throwing him the ball.

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    The Buffalo Bills already had a strong defense In 2018, Tyrel Dodson was the second-smallest player in the NFL with just 294.1 meters per game, so anyone interested in improving this defense should upset both the team and its fan base.

    Type of Prospect Tyrel Dodson Despite a decline in most defensive categories in 2018, no one would have questioned the choice if the previous standout had been drafted by Texas A & M. Instead, the Bills were lucky enough to have him named as free Landing Agents.

    Dodson has sufficient size (6 "0", 237 lbs) and explosiveness for the position, plus an aggressive mentality. He should immediately make a contribution as a special team player, but he also has enough advantages to crack the linebacker rotation.

    In 2018, Dodson produced 70 tackles, seven duels for loss and one catch (which he brought into the house for a minute) Pick-Six). While these are not realistic numbers for Dodson's rookie season, they suggest he can be a huge player in year one.

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    The Carolina Panthers have become a real workhorse in Christian McCaffrey. While he can definitely do it all, it would be wise to reduce McCaffrey's workload if the Panthers wanted to get the most out of him.

    That's why you should bruise Elijah Holyfield is exciting.

    " He is a fantastic powerback who may need to work with a faster out-of-the-back receive option, but has the power and vision to be an effective rookie," Bleacher Report analyst Matt Miller wrote about Holyfield.

    If Holyfield remains on the squad, he can spell McCaffrey in short-run and shutdown situations, keeping the former first-class fresh and ready to generate explosive games.

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    The Chicago Bears are not particularly thin on wide-angle receivers, but former Missouri Wideout Emanuel Hall should still have a good chance of making the list and being to contribute a beginner. He's just too talented not to do it.

    With 6 2 2 und and 201 Hall, Hall has a more than adequate size for the position, and he also has an above-average pace after running a 4.39-second-40 in the combine, which allowed him to do so To garner 828 yards and six touchdowns in just 37 receptions in 2018 and should play a role in the Bears offensive.

    Hall was supposed to be a field-stretching compliment receiver early on, but he could possibly push a veteran like Allen Robinson or Taylor Gabriel, if he is able to adapt to the speed and physicality of the NFL, within a year or two of serving.

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    The Cincinnati Bengals are At the moment, AFC North is a bit of an afterthought, but if new head coach Zac Taylor is able to get the most out of his offense, this could be a dangerous opponent

    The Bengals have weapons, including AJ Green, Joe Mixon and Tyler Boyd. Undrafted with Stanley Morgan is another player who could hurt enemy defenses in 2019. The Nebraska product has a good size (6 0 0 ", 202 lbs) for the position and is more than willing to make hard catches. [20175] In 2018, Morgan hit 70 passes for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns likely to be obsessed at the NFL level, but providing Andy Dalton with a security blanket below would greatly enrich Taylor's offense.

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        The Cleveland Browns caught Cornerback Greedy Williams in the second round of the draft and will likely pair him with Denzel Ward on the outside, but there is certainly room for depth in the position, so the addition of Jhavonte Dean is great.

        Dean is a Rangy Corner (6â € "2") with good ball skills (three picks in 2018) and a willingness "He was a factor," said head coach Freddie Kitchens, according to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan Factor, They Stand Out. That's a good thing in this season.

        Although Dean is likely to begin his career as a specialist and supporter, he has the makeup of yet another young piece for Cleveland's seemingly bright future.

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        The The strength of the Dallas Cowboys defense lies in its line of defense: The vacant center-back Daniel Wise has the potential to make this line even better as a rotation player 6 "and" 281 pounds and has enough attacking ability to disrupt passing games from the center ,

        "He's a busy body-pass rusher with the ability to find the edge early and then build his rush counter with footwork and agility," wrote Lance Zierlein of NFL.com about Wise.

        Wise is not a pure passer, but he is as versatile as his brother, New England Patriot Deatrich Wise. In 2018 he produced 34 tackles, 12 tackles for a defeat and five sacks. At least he should stick to the list as a backup.

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        The Denver Broncos have done a great deal to improve their quarterback position in this offseason. They added Joe Flacco to be the quarterback of the present, and designed Drew Lock of Missouri to possibly be the quarterback of the future. The Samford product is a bit too small at 5 8 8 "and 185 pounds, but its crisp route and ability to make room could allow it to be a threat outside the slot.

        In the year In 2018, McKnight produced 100 receptions and 1,453 received yards – impressive numbers for a receiver of all sizes.McKnight also spent four years as a returnee, which should allow him to participate in special teams as of Day 1.

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        Michael Conroy / Associated Press [19659003] Fans usually do not enjoy unoccupied lineman on the inside offensive, but former Wisconsin guard Beau Benzschawel should at least attract some attention, leading to the 2019 season of several NFL franchises.

        In fact, Benzschawel had Offers by " more than 20 " teams, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

        Benzschawel is at least a day -1 Backup with development policy uptrend. However, if he quickly gets used to the speed and physicality of the pro game, he can even get on the grid before the end of his rookie campaign.

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        Rick Scuteri / Associated Press [19659003] The Green Bay Packers have taken steps to improve their defenses at regular free representations, and have added Za & #; Darius Smith, Preston Smith, and Adrian Amos. In the free selection, they added former Baylor defender Greg Roberts.

        Roberts has the size (6 "5", 258 lbs) and athleticism to be an exciting addition in his own right.

        While a bit of a Roberts' combination of defensive strength and […] He has some pass-rushing potential (3.0 sacks in 2018), but Roberts is likely to start his career as a backup and possibly as a rotating defensive on crashes.

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        In 2019, the Houston Texans should focus on protecting Deshaun Watson's quarterback with a strong running play, and naughty retracing Karan Higdon could be part of that equation.

        Higdon is a strong (5 & # 19 39; 9 ", 206 lb), physical runner who produced 1,178 yards in 2018 at 5.3 yards per carry.

        " Higdon was the savior of the Michigan offensive at the start of the season when the passing game failed to get going, he was productive and consistent, but a lack of physical traits is a problem when he does watching his band, "wrote Matt Miller of Bleacher Report.

        While Higdon is likely to resume his career as number 3, the depth map, his hard running style and his ability to handle a high volume could quickly make him pass Foreman. He also has enough advantages to possibly become Houston's most important runner.

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        Andres Leighton / Associated Press [19659003] Penny Hart, the recipient of New Indianapolis Colts, was mentioned for a good reason at the beginning of this article: The Georgia State product is a fast and elusive passport. Catcher, who will be able to add an explosive element to the Indianapolis offense as of Day One.

        With the fast TY Hilton and owner Devin Funchess also on the field, Hart should be able to create many mismatches in the passing game out of the slot.

        He can also heavily contribute to special teams ret kickoffs and punts in college – an average of more than 19 yards and 17 yards per return in 2018. If Hart does not make the 53-man list, that would be a complete shock.

      15 of 32 [19659083] Gerry Broome / Associated Press

      The Jacksonville Jaguars rely on new quarterback Nick Foles to return to the playoffs. However, a defensive resurgence is also needed if Jacksonville is to pose a legitimate threat to the AFC.

      Former duke linebacker Joe Giles-Harris has the potential to be part of this resurgence. He is a high-powered, physical player with many pros.

      In 2018 Giles-Harris collected 81 tackles, 7.0 tackles for a loss and a sack.

      "On tape, Giles-Harris makes up for that" His limitations with an above-average sense of game development and consistent departures to strengthen the defense, "wrote Lance Zierlein of NFL Media Special Team and rotation defender.

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The pass defense was the biggest weakness of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018. The defense allowed an average of 273.4 yards per game per second and almost in the NFL, which is exactly why the former Clemson -Cornerback Mark Fields has the potential to have an immediate impact on Kansas City.

Fields is a 5'10 ", 192-pound cornerback just back from a Tigers championship run. However, if he did not have Comprehensive Work for the Clemson Defense in 2018, he improved his ball skills by defending five passes in limited action (seven games).

These ball skills – combined with legitimate speed below 4.4 (he ran a 4.37-second-40). – Give Fields the benefit of having to play a supporting role in Steve Spagnuolo's defense. At the beginning of his career he was to see some work in Nickel and Cent schemes as well as in special teams.

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    Los Angeles Chargers Short Ending Hunter Henry is working his way back from a torn ACL, and the Chargers should cautiously handle their workload in 2018, which is why it will be important at the narrow end to provide depth.

    This is where former Duke Daniel Helm comes into play. 19659004] Helm projects primarily as a blocking end, but he has enough receiving ability to at least keep the defense honest. In 2018, he caught 26 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns. He had a similar production in 2016 and 2017. This means that opposing teams can not assume that it is a running game when Helm is on the field.

    Even though Helm only comes onto the pitch for a handful of games, these are games in which Henry can rest. Just the prospect of a fresh and healthy Henry for the Stretch Run should be exciting for the fans.

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    The Los Angeles Rams have not re-committed the defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. While former Cincinnati defender Marquise Copeland will not replace Suh, he has the potential to at least limit the drop-off on the line.

    The 6 "2", 287-pounder is versatile and has both inside and out experience.In 2018, he collected 50 tackles, 7.5 tackles for the loss, and four sacks.

    Copelands Versatility should help defense coordinator Wade Phillips with his schematic creativity from scratch: Copeland should fit into the line rotation as a beginner and could begin in the future.

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    The Miami Dolphins decided to take one Chance to Use Kelly Lyell of Fort Collins Coloradoan reported in a police report that domestic violence, harassment, and manipulation were accused of shoving and holding back a woman who called himself her friend.

    arrested again next month after allegedly violating a protection order by calling the woman "about 200" times owe the harassment, all other charges have been dropped. He was sentenced to a suspended sentence.

    Williams is not the first and not the last player against whom a team takes a chance despite the characters' concern.

    The Dolphins They do not have many proven receivers on their roster. That's a problem, because they'll give Josh Rosen at least the chance to prove in 2018 that he can be a franchise quarterback. If Miami can not use better weapons than the ones Roses had in Arizona, the results will probably not be very different.

    Williams has the potential to be a difference maker. He has a tremendous 6'4 ", 210-pound size, and he has shown that he is able to take on games." Last season he has caught 96 passes for 1,345 yards and 14 touchdowns. "He gets those numbers not record as a beginner, but he can make an early contribution.

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    The Minnesota Vikings will face second-corner corner Holton Hill in the first month of the 2019 season due to injury Losing the PED Hill was an unoccupied free agent last season and played very well on occasion, with 30 tackles and one interception.

    Even though there is no guarantee that former Rutgers' Isaiah Wharton will play this year's Hill's version is the potential there.He is a strong 6 & # 39; 1 ", 205-pounder who is ready to confuse it in the box. Last season he produced 61 tackles, 5.5 tackles against defeats and two interceptions.

    Wharton is also long-lived after starting all 48 games of his college career. At least he should help the Vikings mitigate the loss of Hill for the first month of the season.

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    The Patriots drafted the former state of Arizona against N & # 39; Keal Harry in the first round and he will be the novice The former recipient of the state However, North Carolina's Jakobi Meyers should also upset the fans.

    While Meyers does not have a blazing pace, he has enormous hands and a penchant for catching controversial balls. In 2018, he caught 92 passes for 1,047 yards and four touchdowns – an impressive production, considering that Receiver is not his original position.

    Meyers is a converted quarterback, just like patriotic star Julian Edelman, who has made a living from understanding Tom's Brady's tendencies. Although the two recipients are very different, there is reason to believe that in the New England system, which relies so heavily on adjustments before snapping, it may be valuable to position a quarterback mentality.

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    The Defensive End of New Orleans Saints Carl Granderson played a significant role in all four of his college seasons, collecting 11.5 sacks in the last two years. He is also being tried for sexual assault, which is probably the main reason he has not been drafted. However, the saints seem to believe that it is being clarified.

    "We felt very comfortable with everything we knew, and so far he has done a good job here," said head coach Sean Payton, according to Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com

    Two women reported to the police that Granderson was injured she was sexually assaulted in November without consent, and three months later third-degree sexual assault and sexual battery charges were imposed. Granderson did not plead guilty and the trial is set to begin on July 15th.

    When Granderson is cleared and able to play, he has the potential to immediately make a contribution as a situational pass rusher, reinforcing a defense that has already produced 49 sacks in 2018.

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The craze for New York Giants' design has largely focused on first-round quarterback Daniel Jones. Quarterback, however, is not the only position the Giants needed to tackle this off-season. They had to improve a defense that allowed 25.8 points per game in 2018.

For this reason, the engagement of Josiah Tauaefa of Texas-San Antonio was exciting. The 232 pound 6'1 "linebacker is aggressive and seemed to be involved in almost every Roadrunner game, garnering 111 tackles, 11.5 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2018.

Tauaefa becomes Probably starting with his pro career as a depth player and special teamer, but he offers the kind of sideline that is required to have more time as a rookie for defense.

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    The New York Jets may have finally found their franchise quarterback in the form of Sam Darnold, now they need to focus on getting the parts he needs to fully develop. "The addition, Le & # 39; ; Veon Bell walking back will certainly help, but Darnold needs it. More ready-made weapons are at his disposal.

    This is where former Wake Forest Wideout Greg Dortch comes in.

    Dortch is unsteady r and fast receiver. He is also reliable – especially for his size (5 7 7 "). 173 lbs.) – 89 balls retired for 1,078 yards and eight touches. He has enough head to secure himself a place as the fifth or sixth recipient. [19659004] Immediately, however, Dortch was to work in special teams, scoring an average of 11.0 yards per punt return and 20.9 yards per kick return for the Demon Deacons in 2018.

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    Butch Dill / Associated Press [19659003] The Oakland Raiders looked at former UC Davis more closely at wideout Keelan Doss at this year's Senior Bowl, Jon Gruden trained him with the North team and saw first-hand the capabilities Doss used to dominate his competition in college.

    In 2018, he produced 118 receptions, 1,334 yards, and nine touchdowns, and did so with his size (6 2 2 ", 211 lbs) and his ability to spot weaknesses in coverage. These capabilities could help make Doss a solid owner of the Raiders.

    The fans are undoubtedly more excited about the arrival of the offseason acquisition Antonio Brown, Doss could play a notable role in the Raiders offensive for many years.

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    The Philadelphia Eagles could have landed one of the 6 & 1 ;, 242-pounder possesses a physical setting that is perfect with the defense of the Eagles

    "A strong four-year-old starter who turns up and does his job every week as a banger in the box with surprising ball skills to turn the field around," Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote about Edwards.

    The high engine Edwards regularly hired him for the Badgers, earning 112 tackles in 2018, including 11.5 tackles for loss and three sacks, and although he is unlikely to produce these numbers as a freshman, he should substitute for linebacker substitution immediately

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers is still replacing Le Veon Bell after running back James Conner has done well in the last season and seems to be a reliable starter when he is healthy. However, at the end of the year he dealt with injuries and early inconsistency.

    The depth behind Conner will be important, which is why the addition of Colorado's Travon McMillian is exciting. He is a versatile player capable of catching balls from the pitch – average 8.4 meters per reception in 2018 – and kick-off. He is also motivated by the unknown Colorado product that spawned Phillip Lindsay in his Pro Bowl rookie season.

    " I was not invited to the combine harvester, so I used that as motivation and propulsion, just like Phil did." McMillian said, according to Scott MacDonald of the CU Independent . "I'm just out here to prove myself."

    McMillian has the potential to be a rookie in the running game, the passing game and the return leg.

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    Fans of the San Francisco 49s may not yet know former Florida Atlantic linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair. But the coach of the team, Chris Kiffin, it is definitely.

    Kiffin was the Owls Defensive Coordinator in 2017, a year in which Al-Shaair lost 146 tackles and 10 tackles.

    Awareness of an existing coach is not the only reason why Al-Shaair causes a stir. He has a solid 6'1 ", 234-pound frame and is an aggressive and technically sound attacker who should immediately be involved in special teams – if Kiffin can get the most out of him, Al-Shaair may also be in the regular squad Defense present

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    Former Baylor Cornerback player Derrek Thomas is not fit for the NFL, but this is mainly due to the fact that he is new to the position.

    "With just three years as a full-time cornerback, you can expect it to continue to improve, but it needs a lot of work and it needs to get tougher," wrote Lance Zierlein of NFL.com about Thomas.

    The Seattle Seahawks should be pleased with Thomas, who is a legitimate 4.4-speed 6 & # 39; 3, 189-pound defender. It is impossible to train these attributes of a player, and they are perfect for what the Seahawks like out there.

    Thomas will probably not see much playing time as a beginner but his development The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fought to defend the pass in 2018 – they allowed 259.4 meters per game, the 26th in the season.

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    NFL – that's why adding security to Lukas Denis is exciting.

    Denis (5; 11 ", 190 lbs) will not be the biggest defensive on the field, but he's fast He also has tremendous ball skills, as evidenced by his seven interceptions in 2017 In the past season, he had only one punch, but he also had an impressive 31 solo duels.

    Given his skills, the Boston College product should be able to handle both the cornerback and the first year Security depth, though the advantage t is here, so that he can eventually apply for a start job.

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    In an effort to improve the passphrase weapons of Marcus Mariota , the Tennessee Titans put in a second hand round draft pick on former Mississippi receiver AJ Braun, and later landed receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams of North Carolina as a free agent.

    Ratliff-Williams is Not a polished product like Brown, but it has some interesting advantages. He is a 6'1 ", 205 pound pass-marker who has collected 42 receptions for 689 yards in 2018. He also has enough returns to contribute as he continues to learn what it means

    "His kick-return ability and ball-in-hand talent make him worthy of a late-strike, hoping to hone his flaws," wrote Lance Zierlein of NFL.com Ratliff-Williams.

    Ratliff-Williams Möglicherweise wird der vorbeiziehende Angriff der Titanen nicht sofort zu einer Eliteeinheit, aber er hat das Potenzial, das Team ein wenig unterhaltsamer zu machen.

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    The Washington Redskins Sie sind in der engen Endposition nicht gerade dünn, da sie sowohl Jordan Reed als auch Vernon Davis haben. Der frühere enge Kano Dillon aus Oregon ist jedoch eine faszinierende Aussicht mit dem Potenzial, der Offensive ein wen ig mehr zu verleihen.

    Dillon hat eine enorme Leistung Größe für die Position bei 6'5 ", 256 Pfund, und er hat ausreichende Fähigkeiten sowohl als Blocker als auch als Passfänger – obwohl er in beiden Bereichen nicht überwältigt.

    Dillon kann als zweites knappes Ende in Laufformationen aufregen. Weder Reed noch Davis sind besonders dominante Runblocker. Wenn sich Dillon zu einem entwickeln kann, wird er dazu beitragen, ein Grundspiel zu fördern, in dem 2019 voraussichtlich viele Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice und Chris Thompson zu sehen sein werden.


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