If we are really going to be objective, we should all realize that this season is all but over - however we can still look at some young pieces as potential building blocks. We have two first round picks with holes just about everywhere, so the growth an development of these players can be vital going forward.
1. Andrew Thomas: He is number one for obvious reasons, because our OL has been awful and he has showed this season that he can be a stud LT for us. I understand that he is dinged up, but if he can continue to play at a high level - we can move forward with one one of the most important positions on the football field in good hands.
2. Matthew Peart: Much like Thomas, we can solidify the other book end with a massive player who showed last week he can play at a pretty high level. I understand there will be ups and downs this year - but he needs to play so we can see what we have in him. Solder is terrible and not going to get any better, so why not try out the youngster? Again, development is huge with some of these guys and peart can be another building block for us.
3. Kadarius Toney: My goodness, what a show he has put on the last two weeks. Many people were hopping on the Smith bandwagon to draft, but this WR brings something we havent had since OBJ. There are a ton of maturity issues but what we saw the last two weeks is something promising. Lets get him on the field and stop punching people. If he can continue to grow and learn the offense and passing system - this could be a great pick.
4. Azeez Ojulari: He has been up and down for us this year but he is still 21. Most juniors who are going to declare are older than him already so his growth can only get higher. Can he expand his repertoire as a pass rusher? Can he set the edge? Our pass rush has been horrible all year so its even more important that he can show that he is aplayer.
5. Xavier McKinney: Guy is still basically a rookie but it hasnt been a good start to this year for him. Pretty non-existent in every facet, but again still young and inexperience. We need him to be a difference maker back there since Peppers isnt the answer at safety and Logan Ryan isnt either. Hopefully he gets better with each game.
Now the elephant not named is Daniel Jones. I am indifferent moving forward with him. I think he will always be a guy who has some good games, some bad ones, and a lot of games with excuses. Not sure if that is good enough anymore.