Everybody Overlooked Telvin Smith and Deion Jones

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Lesson to be learned: Don’t sweat size

A total of 143 players came off the board before the Jaguars selected linebacker Telvin Smith in the fifth round of the 2014 draft,new nike nfl jerseys cheap  even though in hindsight Smith should have been a first-round selection. Four years into his career, the Florida State product has 452 tackles, seven interceptions, 6.5 sacks and four forced fumbles and is coming off a Pro Bowl appearance at the age of 26.

A total of 51 players came off the board before the Falcons selected linebacker Deion Jones in the second round of the 2016 draft, buy nike nfl jerseys cheap even though in hindsight Jones should have been a top-10 selection. Two years into his career, the LSU product has 244 tackles, six interceptions and two defensive touchdowns and is coming off a Pro Bowl appearance at the age of 23.

Good players are overlooked in every draft, but the mistake teams appeared to make with Smith and Jones (and to a lesser extend Aaron Donald, for that matter) is they discounted those players based on their size. At 6’3″, 218 pounds and 6’1″, 222 pounds, respectively, Smith and Jones are two of the smallest linebackers in the NFL.nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal  But they’re also two of the best young defensive players in the league, along with undersized and underdrafted front-seven defenders Eric Kendricks (taken 45th overall in 2015), Kwon Alexander (taken 124th overall that same year) and Donald (taken 13th overall in 2014).

Time and again, “undersized” players have defied expectations by making up for that lack of size with drive, range, speed and playmaking ability. But teams continue to pass on players out of fear they won’t be able to hold up at the next level.

In less than a week, we’ll find out if 6’1″, 236-pound Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith will become the latest victim of that stigma, because Smith has top-10 talent but lacks top-10 size.cheap nfl nike jerseys china

NFC West

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Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals may be the NFL’s worst team next season even though they still have Larry Fitzgerald, Chandler Jones, Patrick Peterson and David Johnson (when fully healthy). Between a new head coach in Steve Wilks, Sam Bradford’s ailing knee, an unsettled offensive front and Tyrann Mathieu’s departure, they have no shortage of concerns to address. This is a team in transition, and it’ll take some time to rebuild after losing former head coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer to retirement. Unfortunately, the Cardinals also face schedule issues since they travel to San Francisco and Minnesota in Weeks 5 and 6 before returning home to play the Broncos on Thursday Night Football.

Prediction: 3-13

Los Angeles Rams

The rich got richer in Los Angeles with the Rams’ addition of Aqib Talib, Brandin Cooks,cheap nfl jerseys nike  Marcus Peters and Ndamukong Suh. General manager Les Snead realized championship windows are short-lived, and last year’s 11-5 campaign opened the Rams’ window of opportunity. cheap nike nfl jerseys china Los Angeles is arguably the NFL’s most talented team on paper, as it touts difference-makers at every position. The Rams now operate on a Super Bowl standard after so many years of substandard play. A Week 15 meeting with the Eagles could serve as the NFC’s changing of the guard.

Prediction: 13-3

San Francisco 49ers

A five-game winning streak to end the previous season nike nfl jerseys for cheap would have any team excited, but the 49ers must be especially exuberant this offseason since they now have their franchise quarterback signed to a long-term deal. While San Francisco’s roster still has holes, Jimmy Garoppolo’s presence in the lineup makes everything else better. Garoppolo vs. Goff to end the season will be a treat as long as the 49ers or Rams aren’t sitting the starters. San Francisco’s additions of Richard Sherman, Weston Richburg and Jerick McKinnon are just icing on the cake, as all three are talented and fit well in the team’s schemes.

Prediction: 9-7

Seattle Seahawks

Nothing lasts forever, and the Seahawks are finally feeling the effects of long-term success with an aging and nfl jerseys nike cheap  crumbling roster. Seattle doesn’t just need to replace stalwarts like Sherman—who returns to Seattle in Week 15 as a member of the 49ers—Michael Bennett and Kam Chancellor; a philosophical change is necessary, too. The spotlight now shifts to Russell Wilson and the offense even though the unit still lacks a cohesive offensive line, a reliable lead back and a true outside-the-numbers threat at wide receiver.

AFC West

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Denver Broncos

The addition of Case Keenum is a step in the right direction for Denver. But is he a franchise quarterback or a one-year wonder? Either way, the Broncos should be more consistent at the game’s most important position after last year’s epic failure split between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. Denver’s defense is still formidable nike nfl jerseys cheap , even with Aqib Talib’s departure. Talib returns to town Week 6 when the Rams visit the Mile High City. Barring another career year from Keenum,cheap nfl custom jerseys  the Broncos offense might not be able to hold up its end of the bargain.

Prediction: 7-9

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs have finished 9-7 or better in each of Andy Reid’s five seasons as head coach, but he could always rely on Alex Smith to steady the ship. Kansas City will now rely on second-year signal-caller Patrick Mahomes after trading Smith to Washington this offseason cheap nfl jerseys nike . Mahomes has an enormous ceiling, but he’s sure to encounter growing pains during his first year as a starting NFL quarterback. The defense likewise may struggle without Marcus Peters and Derrick Johnson, which makes the AFC West wide-open for the first time in three years. A Week 1 meeting with the Chargers could be an early indicator of the division’s hierarchy.

Prediction: 8-8

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers won six of their last seven games under first-year head coach Anthony Lynn. They’re poised to build upon last year’s strong finish since all of their key components remain in place. The addition of Mike Pouncey along with a healthy Forrest Lamp should solidify a once-shaky offensive line, while receiver Mike Williams has a chance to become a bigger part of the offense in his second season. Meanwhile, the Chargers still feature the league’s best one-two pass-rush punch in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. nfl jerseys cheap nike Los Angeles is well-positioned to win the division.

Prediction: 10-6

Oakland Raiders

Having Jon Gruden back on the sidelines might be exciting for Raiders owner Mark Davis and the franchise’s fanbase nfl nike jerseys cheap . However, one has to wonder whether the former Monday Night Football color analyst is prepared for today’s game after nine years in the booth. Gruden favors reliable veterans, and the team’s 15 free-agent signings are, on average, 29 years old. The Raiders may be more experienced around franchise cornerstones Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack,nike nfl jersey cheap  but they aren’t necessarily better. In an interesting twist, the Raiders open the season on Monday Night Football against the Rams.

Balanced Heat roll past Wizards, 129-102

Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder and Kelly Olynyk all scored 13 for the Heat, who never trailed and outscored Washington cheap wholesale nfl jerseys 43-28 in the third. That was Miami’s highest-scoring quarter in a regular-season contest since Oct. 30, 2013 – 394 games ago.

Dwyane Wade got the 8,000th field goal of his career in the first half, but left less than a minute into the fourth quarter with what was diagnosed as a mild left hamstring strain. The Heat have a six-hour flight to Portland on Sunday, in advance of a game there Monday.

Jodie Meeks scored 23 for the Wizards, whose five-game winning streak was snapped. Bradley Beal scored 14 for Washington, which was outscored 76-42 in the paint – even on a night where Heat center Hassan Whiteside couldn’t play because of hip pain and his replacement, Bam Adebayo, was limited with foul trouble.

Washington was within 46-44 with 3:51 left in the second nfl jersey cheap wholesale china  quarter, and from there it was all Heat. Over the next 16 minutes, Miami outscored the Wizards 71-35.

It was Miami’s 11th consecutive game scoring at least 100 points, tying the third-longest such streak in team history.

Miami (36-31) carved out a split of the four-game season series with Washington, cheap nfl wholesale jerseys plus got within two games of the Wizards (38-29) in the Eastern Conference playoff race. A loss on Saturday and the Heat chances of catching the Wizards would have taken a serious hit – since they would have been four games down and with no hope of winning a tiebreaker.wholesale jerseys cheap nfl

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