Its been way too long since we had rookies from later rounds contribute immediately and showed they may belong in the league. Yes, it was only 1 preseason game, but its hard not to be excited on how clear the rookies were not overwhelmed by game situations.
1. Jones - what else is there to say? He was fantastic.
2. Lawrence - Did a lot of dirty work. Took on a lot of double teams.
3. Baker - outside an iffy PI, you didnt even know he was in the game.
4. X-Man - was able to get a few pressures. Skillset is there.
5. Connolly - Might have been our best defensive player. All over the place.
6. Ballentine - good KO return, coverage, and a beautiful INT. PI could have easily been avoided. He will learn.
7. Slayton - got in the backfield a few plays I saw.
And lets not forget our UNDFA
1. Reggie White JR. made some really nice catches.
2. Jake Carlock - pick 6 on a really nice play, and a sack.
Overall, other than Love - who struggled a bit - the rookies showed they arent going anywhere!