Due to the lack of news at this point of the offseason I thought I would torture you with my first attempt at a post. I warn you that I am not too blog savvy, with this being the only blog I follow.
As a regular reader of this blog it seems to me that there are a few young players that have the potential to be excellent contributors to the team, but are falling down the depth charts at least in the preseason APC world. There are three players that I’m going to bring up that I would like to hear your opinions on as to which player has the best chance of reaching their fullest potential and contributing greatly to the success of the team, and which player is most likely to be forgotten in a couple years. I’ll list a few points on each player, and I’m sure those of you more involved than I will have many more points to consider.
Derek Sherrod: You like to see top draft choices start, will he be able to win that position and perform as a top 10 T in the NFL?
Looked a bit uncomfortable in his limited playing
Suffered a significant leg break
Good roster depth at that position
High draft choice
Has the physical tools to excel at the position
Alex Green: Not a top pick but if he is able to stay healthy I could see him being an excellent receiving option out of the backfield, similar to how Sproles is used in New Orleans. I feel his potential to be used in this fashion is greater than the other RB’s on the roster (just my opinion on this point), and that could bring yet another dimension to the Packs already potent offense.
Seems to already be labeled as injury prone
Has not had much of an opportunity to showcase his potential
Relatively high draft choice
Not much competition/ depth at his position
Sam Shields: From out of nowhere.. . this is the kind of story you love to see. A story that started out not much different than Tramon’s. In 2010 he was a gem, last year not so much. He seems to have the physical set of tools needed, can he bring together the mental aspect of the position and keep progressing?
Did not play very good in 2011
Limited experience at CB (only a couple years at the position between college and NFL)
Played very well in 2010
Good physical tools
I feel the break downs of the players are a little limited but, hey that’s what you guys are for.