But the small-school standout from Murray State had been impressive in camp, drawing rave reviews from head coach Doug Marrone. * Selected to Pro Bowl, + First-Team All-Pro, Transaction, fine, and suspension data since 2015. No worries, though—the Redskins have a plan. "Meyers has consistently made plays in competitive situations," Giardi tweeted. Like Miller, Sheffield is also a speedster who will have to show that he can be a reliable presence in run support. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Rookie edge-rushers often face a steep learning curve. Pearson still needs 80 percent of the votes from the Hall's 48 selectors to be inducted. Really an awkward position he got tangled up in. Marcus Green, a sixth-round pick out of Louisiana-Monroe, was officially listed as a running back during draft weekend despite playing receiver throughout his college career. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. But as Brady Henderson reported for ESPN, head coach Pete Carroll indicated Collier's injury is severe enough that it could sideline him into the regular season. I’m confident in what I can do, whether I go in right at the beginning of the game or at end of the game. But after a long offseason, it still felt good to see some live action and get a glimpse of stars like Denver's Von Miller and Atlanta's Julio Jones—even if there was a negative bajillion percent chance either was going to play a single snap. I’m going to be the same guy and prove to people that one day, I should be starting these games.”. Born: But Tafur also cautioned that another free-agent acquisition could factor into the equation as well. He's stronger than a lot of people would think as a young receiver. Rypien, who will be the third Broncos quarterback to see the field on Thursday, has an uphill climb to make Denver's 53-man roster. All Rights Reserved. I'm going to be the same guy and prove to people that one day, I should be starting these games.". The eventual victor in this competition may not be as important as what the competition itself means. Lock's second half wasn't much better. Brett's uncle, Mark Rypien, earned MVP honors in Super Bowl XXVI while quarterbacking the Washington Redskins to their third and most recent Super Bowl title. Meyers will have a chance to keep the momentum going a week from now in Detroit. LG Dalton Risner. He will also look to build on his strengths that include his quick release, field vision and above average mobility. Passing that physical isn't a given. From all indications, Ngakoue will have to do the same. Do you have a blog? He addressed those Conner comparisons when he talked to CBS Sports draft analyst Ryan Wilson before this year's draft, saying, "He's great at all phases of the game and I try to be the same.". After trading defensive end Frank Clark and losing defensive tackle Jarran Reed to a six-game suspension to open the 2019 season, the last thing the Seattle Seahawks needed was for any of the team's remaining defensive linemen to suffer a significant injury. Ngakoue, who has piled up an impressive 29.5 sacks in three seasons, is reportedly seeking a long-term contract that would pay him a similar annual salary as Demarcus Lawrence of the Dallas Cowboys, Dee Ford of the San Francisco 49ers and Frank Clark of the Kansas City Chiefs—all of whom received massive extensions in the past year. "That was the first time for me [running scout team]," Lock told reporters after practice. Ryan Kalil wasn't the only veteran player who found a new home Thursday. He also led the Broncos to a 40-13 record during his four seasons in Boise. The second-round guard is slated to play only “a few snaps,” per the Broncos' official website, but it'll still give us a chance to see how he fares in his first action in Denver. Thursday night will be his first chance to do just that. He didn't disappoint, rushing for 1,213 yards and 11 touchdowns while averaging 6.3 yards per carry. As Zack Cox wrote for NESN, Meyers even drew praise from head coach Bill Belichick. It's going to be some weeks, though. Draft: Denver Broncos in the 2nd round (42nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. Ollison had an interesting career at the University of Pittsburgh. Riddick won't add a lot to the Denver run game—he's never had even 100 carries in a season and has averaged a pedestrian 3.6 yards per carry for his career. I'm confident in what I can do, whether I go in right at the beginning of the game or at end of the game. We had actual, honest-to-God NFL football on Thursday night.