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o1higuy 06-02-2005 11:55 AM

Fantasy Guru Defensive Rookie Report
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IDP Rookie Report
by Tim O’Malley
IDP Expert,

Derrick Johnson (LB, KC) – Though it’s difficult to rate rookies prior to training camp, DJ MUST have a huge impact for the Chiefs in ’05.

Thomas Davis (LB, Car) – A safety at Georgia, Davis is a vicious tackler that will have an early impact in Carolina on a fast LB corps.

David Pollack (DE, CIN) – Don’t be surprised if Pollack explodes in September but wears down in November. The most instinctive football player in the draft.

DeMarcus Ware (DE, Dal) – Rookie pass rushers make immediate impacts every season, but Ware will have to be stout at the point of attack to play for The Tuna.

Carlos Rogers (CB, Was) – Forecasting rookie cornerbacks in terms of fantasy value, in May, is a crapshoot at best, but Rogers joins a solid defense and should see plenty of action opposite Shawn Springs.

Kirk Morrison (LB, Oak) – Can bring a toughness and run support skills to a depleted Raider LB corps.

Matt Roth (DE, Mia) – Vastly underrated player. Look for a strong rookie season from the madman from Iowa.

Antrel Rolle (CB, Ari) – Has the pedigree, and Head Coach Denny Green isn't afraid to throw the rookies into the mix early.

Adam Jones (CB, Ten) – I’d rate Pac-Man behind Rogers and Rolle as a player, though he should be a playmaker on the perimeter in due time.

Darryl Blackstock (LB, Ari) – A 3rd round sleeper that will look to make an impact as an edge rusher in the desert.

Lofa Tatupu (LB, Sea) – Some consider the USC standout a bit of a reach selection, but the Seahawks need young playmakers along the front seven.

Shawne Merriman (DE, SD) – Maybe I watched the wrong games, but Merriman looked ordinary at times last season, however, he has a great situation in San Diego.

Jerome Carter (S, Stl) – A hitter, and should have a chance to make an impact in a shaky Rams secondary.

Channing Crowder (LB, Mia) – Shoots up the list if he's half as good as he thinks he is, or if the city of Miami bans all nightclubs for 2005.

Josh Bullocks (S, NO) – He'll go get the ball and could start for New Orleans in a puzzling secondary.

Kevin Burnett (LB, Dal) – Constant motor and has the size Bill Parcells craves for the position.

Marlin Jackson (CB, Ind) – Destined for a back-up role in early ’05, Jackson has enough talent to make an impact as the season progresses.

Fabian Washington (CB, Oak) – One of the fastest players in the draft, now let's see what happens when he's blocked.

Vincent Burns (DE, Ind) – Too many situational pass rushers already in Indy, but "Sweet Pea" could make a push.

Chris Canty (DE, Dal) – Possible 4th round steal that battled injuries late in his college career but could be a terror off the edge.

Marcus Spears (DE, Dal) – Dallas is building a strong DL rotation for the future, and Spears and Canty will be in direct competition in ’05.

Travis Johnson (DT, Hou)– A good player at a low-scoring fantasy position, especially for rookies.

Erasmus James (DE, Min)– A suddenly deep Minnesota D-Line is a boon for Vikings fans, if not fantasy owners.

Michael Boley (LB, Atl) – Active, quick and undersized. Could make an impact alongside Hartwell and Brooking.

Ryan Claridge (LB, NE) – Well, you know he'll be coached. 5th round selection at a need position in New England.

Mike Patterson (DT, Phi) – A very good player, but will most likely be part of a heavy rotation with the Eagles.

Brady Poppinga (LB, GB) – Moved to LB from DL in his senior season. Keep an eye on him early in camp.

Corey Webster (CB, NYG) – I'm a fan of his talent, but he has tough competition in Will Peterson and Will Allen in '05.

Justin Miller (CB, NYJ) – Another DB who will go get the ball in the air, and is a dangerous return man. Competitive position in the Meadowlands.

Antajj Hawthorne (DT, Oak) – At least until the next drug test. A first round talent drafted in the sixth.

WhoDat 06-02-2005 02:05 PM

RE: Fantasy Guru Defensive Rookie Report
What about our secondary is "puzzling?"

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