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The Athletic- 2020 NFL All-Rookie Team


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https://theathletic.com/2302577/2021/01/05/nfl-all-rookie-team-2020/

Of note-

Defensive Tackle: Derrick Brown, Carolina Panthers (1st round, No. 7 overall)

Quarter mark: Brown
Halfway mark: Brown

Billed as a dominant run defender as a prospect, Brown didn’t disappoint as a rookie with 8.0 tackles for loss and several other impact plays that didn’t show in the box score. He registered only 2.0 sacks, but he flashed much more than that as a pass rusher, finishing second among rookies with 15 quarterback pressures. Although he needs to cut down on the flags (rookie-high nine penalties), Brown has been exactly what the Panthers hoped when they drafted him in the top-10 picks.

Final line from his scouting report:
Overall, Brown displays the explosive strength to be a scheme-diverse NFL run defender with the athletic traits and motor to continue and grow as a pass rusher, projecting as a Pro Bowl level player anywhere from the zero to five-technique positions.

Runner-up: Raekwon Davis, Miami Dolphins (2nd round, No. 56 overall)

 

and DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!!!!

Safety: Antoine Winfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2nd round, No. 45 overall)

Quarter mark: Winfield
Halfway mark: Winfield

Watching Winfield hunt downhill is a thing of beauty. His play speed, pursuit angles and break down skills are well above average, allowing him to square up and finish his target. And that is reflected in the numbers with 91 total tackles, two forced fumbles and only seven missed tackles – his 7.1% missed tackle rate led all rookie safeties and ranked third-best among rookie qualifiers behind Chase Young and Kenneth Murray. While he was only average in coverage, Winfield also led all rookies in defensive snaps (1,031) and didn’t commit a penalty.

Final line from his scouting report:
Overall, Winfield is a tough evaluation because his lack of length and top-tier athleticism frequently pops on film, but so does his football IQ, toughness and production, projecting as a potential starting safety or nickel in the NFL.

Runner-up: Jeremy Chinn, Carolina Panthers (2nd round, No. 64 overall)

This came down to Chinn, Julian Blackmon and Kamren Curl, but the Panthers’ safety gets the nod because of his production and steady improvements the second half of the season. He led all rookies in tackles (116) and was the only first-year player with multiple defensive touchdowns. Chinn’s value was also evident through his versatility, splitting his snaps between multiple positions, both in the box and as a deep defender. Blackmon’s consistency and Curl’s impact plays made this a difficult choice.

 

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1 hour ago, trueblue said:

and DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!!!!

Safety: Antoine Winfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2nd round, No. 45 overall)

Quarter mark: Winfield
Halfway mark: Winfield

Watching Winfield hunt downhill is a thing of beauty. His play speed, pursuit angles and break down skills are well above average, allowing him to square up and finish his target. And that is reflected in the numbers with 91 total tackles, two forced fumbles and only seven missed tackles – his 7.1% missed tackle rate led all rookie safeties and ranked third-best among rookie qualifiers behind Chase Young and Kenneth Murray. While he was only average in coverage, Winfield also led all rookies in defensive snaps (1,031) and didn’t commit a penalty.

Final line from his scouting report:
Overall, Winfield is a tough evaluation because his lack of length and top-tier athleticism frequently pops on film, but so does his football IQ, toughness and production, projecting as a potential starting safety or nickel in the NFL.

Runner-up: Jeremy Chinn, Carolina Panthers (2nd round, No. 64 overall)

This came down to Chinn, Julian Blackmon and Kamren Curl, but the Panthers’ safety gets the nod because of his production and steady improvements the second half of the season. He led all rookies in tackles (116) and was the only first-year player with multiple defensive touchdowns. Chinn’s value was also evident through his versatility, splitting his snaps between multiple positions, both in the box and as a deep defender. Blackmon’s consistency and Curl’s impact plays made this a difficult choice.

 

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