NFL 2022: 49ers for Trey Lance, Broncos Javonte Williams and more second-year players ready for the season

If an NFL player doesn’t show something or anything for Year 2, there’s a problem. Especially if that player was the starting pick. And patience is weakening by then, as the stars now appear in the second season, if they hadn’t already done so in Year 1.

These are the second year professionals aimed at breaking in 2022. I didn’t include those who I thought started out as first stars, like Ja’Marr Chase, Micah Parsons, Jaylen Waddle and Kyle Pitts.

I am forced to start with a race. I got it. Trey Lance is the quarterback Kyle Shanahan has ever coached, especially as a coach in his time. From his design skills to the talent of his arm monster, Lance is a great fit for the current franchise quarterback. That doesn’t mean he’s a franchisee yet, but he does mark the physical squares that are needed for that.

Speaking of Shanahan, his quarterback’s career (with the younger ones) is sterling. Game design, play calls, a scheme that highlights YAC talent, Shanahan puts * always * a high-efficiency passer. As for the YAC talent around Lance, yes, it’s awesome. Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk. Hell, Mr. Jennings is also a big load on the open field.

Lance will meet a 2nd year monster, even if he has to deal with all the mechanical and precision kinks along the way.

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Jaelan Phillips quietly had 39 pressures as a beginner in 402 fast-pass snaps, a good 10.9% pressure-generating rate for a reasonable. It’s a specimen that rocked on Miami Pro Day in 2021, so there’s plenty of size and athleticism to highlight. Moreover, the arsenal of the leading movement is far from sterile. Dolphins re-signed veteran Emmanuel Ogbah out of season, so Phillips won’t have to be an alpha runner right away in the 2nd year.

Depending on the situation, the Dolphins should be better than on a roller coaster for the 2021 season, which had a seven-game losing streak and a winning streak in the 2021 season, giving Phillips more chances to accelerate the passer.

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As a rookie, Javonte Williams acted similarly to what he did in North Carolina: through the faces of tackles. He averaged 3.42 yards after touching each stream, the 10th highest figure in football among defenders, forcing 63 astronomy to fail in 203 attempts. He forced more than Jonathan Taylor into the regular season.

Melvin Gordon du face the back field, but let’s not take that for granted. Williams can handle the “full” workload, but if he doesn’t immediately fit into a classic role and his loads are somewhat limited in each game, he will bring in a Williams later in the season.

And I can’t say too much about how important Russell Wilson’s presence will be in the running game. Running game? Yes. These extra defenders will come out of the box more often than they did a season ago. Williams will rise to the “elite-back” position in 2022.

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The JOKer was an animal last season for the Browns, but he barely managed to get the Rookie of the Year defense. The ultra-fluid, unassuming secondary defender was built for the current NFL. It grows in space where many linebackers are uncomfortable.

With just 54% of the defense, Owusu-Koramoah recorded 76 tackles, four assists, three tackles and 1.5 rebounds. And playing behind a strong defensive front, Jadeveon Clowney not only re-joined the skilled runner-up, but added two bodies in the mid-round draft of Perrion Winfrey and Alex Wright.

At the end of the year 2022, we will play Owusu-Koramoah as the best young offside player in the game. It’s so special.

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Josh Palmer is a very talented and strong attacking midfielder with an incredibly talented quarterback. After a somewhat slow but not entirely startling start to a new third-round receiver, Palmer became more involved at the end of the year. In the 14th, 16th and 18th weeks, he averaged more than seven goals per game and had a total of 14 receptions receiving a total of 154 yards. Palmer also scored a touchdown in each of those competitions.

A kind of wrestling contact with good ball skills and misleading running accuracy will be a 6-foot 1 and 210-pound option for Justin Herbert, and there’s no Jared Cook, 83 who saw it. goals a season ago.

Palmer is very wide, he may not be impressive in any area, but he can win at three levels, while giving him catch-up juice and reliable hands (only one drop last season with 45 goals). In 2022 he will be one of the 3rd best receivers in football.

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As a draft analyst, I am always on the lookout for features. And Ernest Jones secretes them. It’s incredibly explosive at around 6-1 and 230 pounds. What he shows on the field matches his combined, vertical in the 88th percentile and wide in the 90th percentile in his position.

As a rookie, the high-energy defensive back had 61 signings, four breaks and two innings in less than 38% of defensive play in the regular season. Injuries sidelined him for the first two games of the playoffs, but for the Super Bowl, Jones returned to 100% and played nearly 100% (93% to be exact). He was a strong force in Los Angeles winning the title with seven attacks, three-quarters hits, two missed innings and a broken pass.

And now, Jones has come in as a starter … Bobby Wagner, a member of the Future Hall of Fame, yes, he has lost a step, but he remains arguably the best linebacker to stop the NFL run and is rarely out of position. Jones will be like a sponge learning from Wagner, which will help spark a major 2-year-old breakup.

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After spending almost an entire new season on the practice team, the Bears finally took the advice of The Practice Squad Power Rankings before the 15th week against Justin Jefferson and the Vikings and Thomas Graham Jr. he raised. He probably brought it up. The most glorious outing in PSPR history.

Graham had seven tackles and three assists, all of which were notable in his NFL debut.

Remember, he is a defensive back who recorded eight picks and 32 assists in Oregon in three seasons. If you’ve been so productive in the corner for three years in college, you know how to play the position. Throw height / weight / speed measurements out the window. I’m serious. However, with Graham, his characteristics also stand out. He plays with the aggression needed to have a smaller corner living on the perimeter. He never goes back to a downhill challenge on the field and has wonderful instincts in the coverage of the zone that will help him play faster than any combination drill would ever indicate.

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