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AGS Rookie Ladder & FTPU: Weeks 1 through 3

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Any Given Sunday 2019-20 Season: Rookie Ladder

By: JohnnyAcqua

 

After Week 3*:

 

Top 5 OROY candidates:

  1. Maxey Bartell, WR, Green Bay Packers
  • 1st Rounder, pick 2nd overall (Quick Development)
  • 15 Receptions, 469 Receiving Yards, 4 Touchdowns
  • Speed like a cheetah, this guy will burn any DB in this league with 98 speed and 91 acceleration. His biggest game came in the week 2 upset over the reigning Super Bowl Champion Minnesota Vikings, when he had 7 catches, 208 yards and 2 touchdowns. Watch out for him because if you don’t, he will likely already be in the end zone. 
  1. Ricky Jerret, WR, New England Patriots
  • 1st Rounder, 14th overall (Normal Development)
  • 23 Receptions, 413 Receiving Yards, 6 Touchdowns
  • Similar to Bartell, this man can simply fly. 94 speed allows him to boost past DBs to get in the open field. His breakout performance cam against divisional foe Miami. In that game, Jerret had 9 catches, 152 yards, and 4 touchdowns to help his team win by a impressive 26 points.
  1. Dezrick Givan, RB, New England Patriots
  • 2nd Rounder, pick 14th overall (Normal Development)
  • 411 Rushing Yards, 7 Touchdowns, 11 Receptions, 147 Receiving Yards
  • If there is a guy to watch out for it’s Givan. He won the starting job in New England and is taking advantage of it. He has been a stud in each game this season, not only in the running game, but also in the passing game. His best performance came against Cleveland. In that game, he had 191 rushing yards, 4 catches, 51 receiving yards, and 4 touchdowns.
  1. Tanner Wragge, QB, Dallas Cowboys
  • 1st Rounder, pick 13th overall (Quick Development)
  • 559 Passing Yards, 3 Touchdown Passes, 57% Completion Percentage
  • Wragge got off to a rough start against one of the more stout defenses in the league in Chicago. He threw zero touchdown passes and 2 interceptions, but since that game he has got it together. His best game came against Washington when he went 14 for 16 (87% completion percentage) and led the team to a shutout over the division rival.
  1. Grant Taylor, QB, Miami Dolphins
  • 1st Rounder, 3rd overall (Quick Development)
  • 427 Passing Yards, 3 Passing Touchdowns, 62% Completion Percentage
  • Taylor was the #1 Quarterback off the board in this year’s draft, and he has proven his worth. Although he needs to maintain control of the ball, he has shown signs of ability this season. His best overall game came against the Dallas Cowboys. Taylor was able to complete 83% of his passes, only throwing 2 incompletions (1 INT), and while only throwing for 107 yards, was able to do enough to get his first NFL victory.

 

 

Top 5 DROY candidates:

  1. Deshae Barnes, OLB, Washington Redskins
  • 1st Rounder, pick 15th overall (Star Development)
  • 13 Tackles, 1 Sack, 6 Interceptions
  • Huge game for Barnes week 2 against the New York Giants. He pulled in 4 interceptions and was an unstoppable force in the 15-7 win.
  1. Douglas Ray, MLB, New England Patriots
  • 3rd Rounder, pick 28th overall (Normal Development)
  • 14 Tackles, 1 Sack, 4 Interceptions
  • Helping lead this team to a 3-0 start, Ray had his breakout game in week 2 against Cleveland when he had an astounding 3 interceptions and 5 tackles in a 47-24 win.
  1. Jourdan Simpson, OLB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1st Rounder, pick 5th overall (Quick Development)
  • 8 Tackles, 4 Sacks, and 1 Pass Deflection
  • A monster off the edge, Simpson has made his presence in every game this season getting at least one sack in each game, and helping push this team to a 2-1 start. Watch for this guy off the edge.
  1. Eilar Bentley, SS, Carolina Panthers
  • 2nd Rounder, pick 26th overall (Star Development)
  • 9 Tackles, 2 Interceptions, 2 Pass Deflections
  • Although the team started 0-2, Carolina has been led by their defensive performances by Bentley to partner with Lamarcus Joyner. He had his best game against New Orleans (week 1) when he pulled in an interception along with 4 tackles.
  1. Tie* Andres Winters, OLB, New England Patriots & Verley Iwuoma, DE, Carolina Panthers
  • Andres Winters:
    • 1st Rounder, 6th overall (Quick Development)
    • 5 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Fumble Recovery
    • His biggest game came in his NFL debut against the rival New York Jets. Winters had 3 tackles, 2 sacks, a forced fumble, as well as a fumble recovery. If he stays healthy and consistent, he could easily rise up the ladder.
  • Verley Iwuoma:
    • 1st Rounder, 28th pick (Quick Development)
    • 5 Tackles, 3 Sacks, and a Forced Fumble
    • Acquiring the starting DE role in his first season has put him off to a great start. His breakout game came against Seattle, when he recorded 2 sacks against Josh Rosen.

 

“Fuck the Play Up” Players – these players are guys that show up to the field each week and do work that aren’t shown on the stat sheet. This could be a menacing defensive tackle that makes it impossible to run up the middle, a cornerback that hasn’t let any receptions happen when guarding man to man, or even a fullback that has helped improve his teams rushing from last season.

  • B.J. Blackwell, OG, Jacksonville Jaguars – this man was without a doubt the most impressive guard coming out of the draft. His 78 overall and Superstar development will help solidify this team for years to come. Look out if you’re playing against him, at 6’6 331, this man is a brick wall. Hopefully some other players can come in and help him out because the Jags are ranked in the bottom 5 in passing and rushing this season.
  • Timmy Holmes, LB, Green Bay Packers – Holmes is a tackling machine. He has 11 tackles in 3 games this season, as well as 2 pass deflections. While he hasn’t had any sacks, he still makes his presence felt each and every game he is on the field. It doesn’t matter if the ball is on the ground or in the air, Timmy Holmes will make sure to fuck your offenses play up.
  • Mack Hunt, RB, Arizona Cardinals – Hunt has already won the hearts of many by having the best name in this past draft, but he is also making a presence on the field. Hunt is a staggering 6’2 and weighs 230 pounds, and while he only has 85 speed, he has made his chances count. Hunt went off in his first game for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns. He has broken at least one tackle in each game, and don’t be surprised if stacking the box doesn’t stop this tank.
  • Honorable Mention* - Lawrence Valentine, DT, Indianapolis Colts – This man is just simply a monster. He is 6’5, 313 pounds, and according to the Colts owner is “like 6'8 400 pound (estimating based on player on field size)”. Have no proof of any stats, but he seems like a humanized dump truck.