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2011 NFL Rookies – How are they doing?
1) Kendall Hunter- SF 49ers
I ran across this from sfgate.com and loved it:
1-10-OAK 38: Hunter up the middle for 7
What happened: Hunter starts left, cuts back right and hit at the 33. Announcer Tim Ryan chimes, “Don’t misunderstand Kendall Hunter when you look at his size and think that he is a perimeter bounce running back … He’s very, very strong in the lower body.”
3-4-SF 26: Hunter right guard for 5 yards
What happened: Hunter bursts into the second level, but is hit by Goethel as Goethel is being driven back by left guard Mike Iupati. The less-than-violent contact is enough to bring Hunter down.
1-10-OAK 22: Hunter left end for 16 yards
What happened: Hunter sweeps left and cuts back inside at the line, causing cornerback Jeremy Ware, flying up in run support, to fall on his butt. Hunter accelerates through the hole, is hit at the 10 by safety Stevie Brown and keeps churning his tree-trunk legs to pick up four more yards.
1-10-SF 47: Hunter right tackle for 53 yards, TOUCHDOWN
What happened: Thanks to excellent blocks from fullback Bruce Miller, left guard Daniel Kilgore and center Tony Wragge, Hunter darts through a cavernous hole, cuts left at the Oakland 45, causing safety Jerome Boyd to whiff, and outruns cornerback Walter McFadden to the end zone.
1-10-SF 40: Hunter right tackle for 11 yards
What happened: Hunter find an enormous hole thanks to excellent blocks from Miller and right tackle Mike Person, spins off defensive end Tommie Hill and drives forward for a first down.
1-10-SF 42: Hunter left tackle for 11 yards
What happened: Hunter sweeps around Alex Boone, is drilled at the Niners’ 49 and dives forward for four more yards.
Anyway, after 3 games, Hunter has 174 yards rushing to lead the NFL.
2) Roy Helu, Redskins
This card /300 is doing more than just about any other similar issues. He has 173 yards, good for 2nd int he NFL.
3. Stevan Ridley, Patriots
148 yards in 2 games. Still ranks 4th in NFL in Rushing. Didn’t take a snap last game and will back up Ben Jarvis G-E for the hometown good guys.
4. Ryan Mallett, Pats
Playing (aka sitting) and learning from Tom Brady is HUGE here. the question has always been about Mallett’s head, not his talent. I think the Pats are a match made in heaven. He’s shown brilliance this year, and taken just 1 sack and thrown just 1 INT in 3 outings.
5. CAM NEWTON, PANTHERS
Looks like he’s won the starting job, but no surprise there, really. Thus, Cam’s cards are on fire. From the CAR coach Rivera:
“Newton is scheduled to start his third consecutive game, and is the likely No. 1 quarterback when the regular season begins. Typically starters don’t play extended minutes in the preseason finale, but given Newton’s limited practice time because of the lockout, it could give him a few extra plays.”
Could be a rough year….
6. Jake Locker, TITANS
7. Jamie Harper, TITANS, RB
Jamie Harper is 235-pound running back that carries the ball with power, but also possesses surprising quickness for a player his size. The 2011 fourth-round pick is an effective receiver out of the backfield that was used heavily in the screen game in his final collegiate season. Harper displays good vision and instincts to go along with extraordinary change of direction and athleticism. As a rookie, he will compete for playing time on special teams and will serve as a complementary runner to All-Pro Chris Johnson.
He had a great Week 2, but stumbled in the games prior and afterwords. Averaging just 3.4 and 2.8 yards respectively are red flags.
8. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta
His receptions have been flashy, and good for an average of almost 15 yards per catch. Pretty soon, NO ONE will want to have to defend the Falcons offense.
9. Christian Ponder, QB, Minnesota
No INTs, but no TDs, Ponder is still a huge question mark, as I never liked him at FSU. Given how thin the Vikes are at QB though, he may be “take a chance and flip” guy when he finally gets the starting nod.
10. AJ Green, WR. Bengals
Finally Andy Dalton hooked up with Green for a TD this weekend, but 7 catches in 3 games won’t get anyone going….
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