Each NFL team’s 2017 draft class either raised the bar for expectations or left much to be desired for the upcoming season.
This power ranking isn’t an indicator of how good or underwhelming a group will become over the next few years. Instead, we leaned on what we know more than what we think a player can become.cheap nfl authentic jerseys
In other words, first-year production took precedence over second-year potential. Secondly, a solid draftee at a premium position held more weight than a quality kick returner or third linebacker. Finally, teams are rewarded a little extra for hitting on productive middle- and late-round picks.
For each team’s 2017 rookie class, we broke down the good, starting with a top performer, and factored in the shortcomings for a one-year assessment.
To account for the size differences between draft classes, smaller ones with high-end contributors ranked as high as larger ones with widespread production.cheap authentic nfl jerseys
Which high-potential players fell short, whether due to injury, scheme fit or the inability to deliver in sizable roles? Which rookie classes flourished? Read on to find out.
Draft Picks: DE Derek Rivers (No. 83 overall), OT Antonio Garcia (No. 85), DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (No. 131), OT Conor McDermott (No. 211)
Total Starts: 3
Top Performer: Wise cheap nfl jerseys from china
With a small draft class, the New England Patriots didn’t have much room for error, and only one player made a notable contribution. Wise logged five sacks at defensive end to help the team get to 42, which tied for seventh in the league. That’s where the good news ends with this group.
There’s no chance at a bounce-back season for offensive tackle Garcia. The Patriots waived him after he sat out 2017 because of blood clots in his lungs, which led to significant weight loss. The New York Jets claimed him off waivers.nfl cheap jerseys
McDermott played one snap on offense at tackle, and Rivers missed the entire 2017 term at defensive end with an ACL tear. There’s little to talk about pertaining to this class, though Wise and Rivers have some upside as rotational assets.nfl jerseys cheap china