Preseason Week 2: Packers vs Steelers Stock Report

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Final Score: Steelers 24-19

Stock down: WR Jordy Nelson
Yikes. Jordy Nelson has reportedly torn his ACL, which is a blow to the Packers. He was Rodgers favorite target, and now him out for the year, receiver’s  Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis will need to pick up the slack.

Stock up: Packers running game
The duo of running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks looked just dominant. Granted the offensive line blocked great, but the running game will probably be even more vital due to Jordy Nelson’s injury.

Stock down: OT Don Barclay
Oh my. Don Barclay looked just horrible, like real horrible. He gave up the only safety, and was being thrown around by second string defensive linemen. SECOND STRING!! David Bakhtiari needs to return, Aaron Rodgers heath depends on it.

Stock up: FB Aaron Ripkowski
This guy is a stud. The 6th round rookie had a pair of special teams tackles and had some good blocks late in the game. With this showing, Aaron Ripkowski will likely make the team.

Stock down: CB Quinten Rollins
After looking excellent against New England, Quinten Rollins looked the oppisite today. He was burned by Steeles rookie WR Sammie Coates for a 52 yard pass and looked lost.

Other observations
– QB Scott Tolzein looked good, but was injured. QB Brent Hundley was okay, but took a step back.
– RB Rajion Neal looked capable, and will probably be the 3rd running back on the roster.
– WR Jeff Janis flashed but had his share of hiccups.
– TE Richard Rodgers has hands of glue. It’s pretty certain he will be the starter.
– RG T.J Lang was injured, but nothing concerning like Jordy’s.
– DE Datone Jones again looked good…hopefully he can in a actual game.
– OLB Jayrone Elliot continues to dominate.
– CB Damorius Randall looked excellent, grabbing a interception. But of course, was injured due to dehydration.
– CB Ladarius Gunter is a stud. He knocked away two potential touchdown passes. He needs more playing time

Preseason Week 1: Steelers vs Jaguars, Stock Report

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Final Score: Jaguars 23-21

Stock up: QB Blake Bortles

Bortles, who struggled as a rookie last year, worked on his mechanics this offseason. It showed against Pittsburgh, completing 11 out of 15 passes for 118 yards and had a rushing Touchdown. His stats would be more impressive, but 3 of his incompletions were dropped passes that should have been caught. It’s a good start, and a good sign for Blake Bortles

Stock down: CB Davon House

Remember how many including myself thought the Jaguars overpaid for Davon House? This showed why. Steelers WR Martvaris Bryant burned House for a 44 yard touchdown. It was a horrible start for Davon House.

Stock up: RB Denard Robinson

Denard looked like he did last midseason, gaining 22 yards on 4 carries and a 34 yard kick return. Expected to take the field, on 3rd downs, this year, if Denard can up the good work, the running game could be dangerous this year.

Stock down: LT Luke Joeckel

Granted it was one play, but Joeckel was getting beat by OLB James Harrison, who is almost twice the age that Joeckel is. Joeckel is expected to be decent but he looked horrible which isn’t encouraging. If the former 2nd overall pick, continues to struggle, the Jaguars might have to look elsewhere.

Stock up: DE Cap Capi

Who? An undrafted rookie from Akron, Cap recorded both of the teams two sacks, and stood out from the defensive line, which struggled without 3 out of 4 regular starters. Keep on eye on Cap.

Other observations
– Backup QB Chad Henne played extremely well, but 3rd string QB Stephen Morris struggled.
– RB Bernard Pierce and RB Toby Gerhart had a fair share of good runs. RB Storm Johnson didn’t perform well and might not make the 53 man roster.
– WR Allen Robinson looked great, while 5th round rookie WR Rashad Greene had a 37 yard punt return.
– One receiver who has surprised many is journeymen Arrelious Benn. A former 2010 2nd round draft choice from Tampa Bay has struggled with injures in his 5 season career. Arrelious had a 27 yard reception against Pittsburgh and might make the team.
– TE Julius Thomas got hurt after a 2 yard catch and is out for the preseason. Thomas has struggled with injures and needs to stay heathy.
– SS Jonathan Cyprien was injured as well, and is out for the preseason. Cyprien didn’t perform well before the injury.

Preseason Week 1: Packers vs Patriots, Stock Report

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Final Score: Packers 22-11

Stock up: 2015 Packers Rookie Class

Even though 1st round rookie CB Damorius Randall didn’t play, most of the rookies looked really good. Undrafted rookie CB Ladarius Gunter showed why people are excited, intercepting QB Jimmy Garoppolo and playing good coverage. 2nd round rookie CB Quintin Rollins almost had an interception and had several pass breakups. 3rd round rookie WR Ty Montgomery caught 2 passes for 28 yards. 4th round rookie MLB Jake Ryan had 6 tackles, 2 for loss and a sack. 5th round QB Brett Hundley completed 4 out 6 passes with a TD. 6th round TE Kennard Backman caught 2 passes for 10 yards.

Stock down: FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

While he didn’t play horribly, Clinton-Dix whiffed a tackle which Patriots RB Jonas Gray scored a long touchdown. Clinton-Dix looked lost in coverage as well. Nothing overly concerning.

Stock up: WR Jeff Janis

For a guy who didn’t impress in training camp, Jeff Janis looked pretty good last night. Janis caught 2 passes for 31 yards and a touchdown. Janis beat the jam of Patriots CB Logan Ryan (Who is expected to replace CB Darrelle Revis) for a Jordy Nelson style catch. Hopefully Janis will stay consistent.

Stock down: LT David Bakhtiari

For a guy who had a good season, Bakhtiari struggled last night. He was beat a couple times and allowed a sack from Patriots 4th round rookie DE Trey Flowers. That’s unexceptable for a veteran to beat by a rookie.

Stock up: DE Datone Jones

Datone Jones showed signs of life, after disappointing last year and having a one game suspension, Datone Jones bounced back for 2 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. If he can break out this year, he could be the missing piece for the defensive line.

Other observations
– QB Scott Tolzein looked impressive last night, which is very encouraging.
– TE Andrew Quarless and WR Davante Adams were targeted quite a bit, but both dropped easy catches.
– DE Khyri Thornton had a pressure, but other then that, seems like a lost cause.
– OLB Jayrone Elliot played really well, as did OLB Andy Mulumba, OLB Adrian Hubbard and MLB Carl Bradfield.

2015 Preview: Top 10 at every position

THIS LIST EXCLUDES ROOKIES

AAron

    QB

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  2. Tom Brady, Patriots
  3. Peyton Manning, Broncos
  4. Andrew Luck, Colts
  5. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
  6. Drew Brees, Saints
  7. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
  8. Tony Romo, Cowboys
  9. Philip Rivers, Chargers
  10. Eli Manning, Giants

Mlynch

   RB

  1. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
  2. Adrian Peterson, Vikings
  3. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
  4. LeSean McCoy, Bills
  5. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
  6. DeMarco Murray, Eagles
  7. Matt Forte, Bears
  8. Eddie Lacy, Packers
  9. Arian Foster, Texans
  10. Alfred Morris, Redskins

MikeTolbert

FB

  1. Mike Tolbert, Panthers
  2. Kyle Juszczyk, Ravens
  3. John Kuhn, Packers
  4. Jerome Felton, Bills
  5. Marcel Reece, Raiders
  6. Anthony Sherman, Chiefs
  7. Darrel Young, Redskins
  8. Henry Hynoski, Giants
  9. James Develin, Patriots
  10. Bruce Miller, 49ers

Calvin Johnson

WR

  1. Calvin Johnson, Lions
  2. Antonio Brown, Steelers
  3. Dez Bryant, Cowboys
  4. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos
  5. Jordy Nelson, Packers
  6. Julio Jones, Falcons
  7. Odell Beckham Jr, Giants
  8. A.J Green, Bengals
  9. Randall Cobb, Packers
  10. T.Y Hilton, Colts

GRONK!

TE

  1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
  2. Jimmy Graham, Seahawks
  3. Greg Olsen, Panthers
  4. Jason Witten, Cowboys
  5. Martellus Bennett, Bears
  6. Julius Thomas, Jaguars
  7. Antonio Gates, Chargers
  8. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  9. Delanie Walker, Titans
  10. Heath Miller, Steelers

Joe Thomas

LT

  1. Joe Thomas, Browns
  2. Tyron Smith, Cowboys
  3. Jason Peters, Eagles
  4. Andrew Whitworth, Bengals
  5. Trent Williams, Redskins
  6. Joe Staley, 49ers
  7. Duane Brown, Texans
  8. Branden Albert, Dolphins
  9. Jared Veldheer, Cardinals
  10. Anthony Castonzo, Colts

Josh Sitton

LG

  1. Josh Sitton, Packers
  2. Mike Iupati, Cardinals
  3. Orlando Franklin, Chargers
  4. Evan Mathis, Free Agent
  5. Kelechi Osemele, Ravens
  6. Rodger Saffold, Rams
  7. Ben Grubbs, Chiefs
  8. Joel Bitonio, Browns
  9. Ramon Foster, Steelers
  10. Logan Mankins, Buccaneers

MANGOLD

C

  1. Nick Mangold, Jets
  2. Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers
  3. Travis Frederick, Cowboys
  4. Max Unger, Saints
  5. Ryan Kalil, Panthers
  6. Alex Mack, Browns
  7. Mike Pouncey, Dolphins
  8. Rodney Hudson, Raiders
  9. Jason Kelce, Eagles
  10. Corey Linsley, Packers

YANDA

  RG

  1. Marshal Yanda, Ravens
  2. Zack Martin, Cowboys
  3. Jahri Evans, Saints
  4. Kyle Long, Bears
  5. David DeCastero, Steelers
  6. Louis Vasquez, Broncos
  7. T.J Lang, Packers
  8. Larry Warford, Lions
  9. Kevin Zeitler, Bengals
  10. Brandon Linder, Jaguars

BULAGA

RT

  1. Bryan Bulaga, Packers
  2. Sebastian Vollmer, Patriots
  3. Lane Johnson, Eagles
  4. Ricky Wagner, Ravens
  5. Zach Strief, Saints
  6. Doug Free, Cowboys
  7. Demar Dotson, Buccaneers
  8. Derek Newton, Texans
  9. Ju’Wuan James, Dolphins
  10. D.J Fluker, Chargers

JJ WATT

 DE (3-4)

  1. J.J Watt, Texans
  2. Calais Campbell, Cardinals
  3. Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets
  4. Cameron Heyward, Steelers
  5. Sheldon Richardson, Jets
  6. Cameron Jordan, Saints
  7. Kyle Williams, Bills
  8. Jurrell Casey, Titans
  9. Fletcher Cox, Eagles
  10. Corey Liuget, Chargers

DE (4-3)

  1. Robert Quinn, Rams
  2. Cameron Wake, Dolphins
  3. Charles Johnson, Panthers
  4. Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants
  5. Greg Hardy, Cowboys
  6. Michael Bennett, Seahawks
  7. Everson Griffin, Vikings
  8. Ezekiel Ansah, Lions
  9. Chandler Jones, Patriots
  10. Chris Clemons, Jaguars

SUH

DT

  1. Ndamukong Suh, Dolphins
  2. Marcell Dareus, Bills
  3. Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers
  4. Dontari Poe, Chiefs
  5. Haloti Ngata, Lions
  6. Aaron Donald, Rams
  7. Vince Wilfork, Texans
  8. Sen’Derrick Marks, Jaguars
  9. Geno Atkins, Bengals
  10. Johnathan Hankins, Giants

JUSTIN HOUSTON

OLB (3-4)

  1. Justin Houston, Chiefs
  2. Von Miller, Broncos
  3. Mario Williams, Bills
  4. Terrell Suggs, Ravens
  5. Robert Mathis, Colts
  6. Connor Barwin, Eagles
  7. Ryan Kerrigan, Redskins
  8. DeMarcus Ware, Broncos
  9. Elvis Dumerviel, Ravens
  10. Julius Peppers, Packers

Lavonte David

OLB (4-3)

  1. Lavonte David, Buccaneers
  2. Khalil Mack, Raiders
  3. Jamie Collins, Patriots
  4. DeAndre Levy, Lions
  5. Thomas Davis, Panthers
  6. Dont’a Hightower, Patriots
  7. Vontaze Burfict, Bengals
  8. Anthony Barr, Vikings
  9. Alec Ogletree, Rams
  10. Chad Greenway, Vikings

LUKE KUECHLY

MLB

  1. Luke Kuechly, Panthers
  2. Bobby Wagner, Seahawks
  3. Clay Matthews, Packers
  4. NaVorro Bowman, 49ers
  5. C.J Mosley, Ravens
  6. Lawrence Timmons, Steelers
  7. Derrick Johnson, Chiefs
  8. Daryl Smith, Ravens
  9. Jerod Mayo, Patriots
  10. Paul Posluszny, Jaguars

RICHARD SHERMAN

CB

  1. Richard Sherman, Seahawks
  2. Darrelle Revis, Jets
  3. Vontae Davis, Colts
  4. Brent Grimes, Dolphins
  5. Joe Haden, Browns
  6. Chris Harris Jr, Broncos
  7. Patrick Peterson, Cardinals
  8. Aqlib Talib, Broncos
  9. Desmond Trufant, Falcons
  10. Brandon Flowers, Chargers

EARL THOMAS

FS

  1. Earl Thomas, Seahawks
  2. Eric Weddle, Chargers
  3. Glover Quin, Lions
  4. Harrison Smith, Vikings
  5. Devin McCourty, Patriots
  6. Charles Woodson, Raiders
  7. Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles
  8. Jarius Bryd, Saints
  9. Eric Reid, 49ers
  10. Tashuan Gipson, Browns

KAM CHANCELLOR

SS

  1. Kam Chancellor, Seahawks
  2. Antoine Bethea, 49ers
  3. Eric Berry, Chiefs
  4. Donte Whitner, Browns
  5. T.J Ward, Broncos
  6. Morgan Burnett, Packers
  7. Mike Adams, Colts
  8. James Ihedigbo, Lions
  9. Reshad Jones, Dolphins
  10. Barry Church, Cowboys

ADAM VINATIERI

 K

  1. Adam Vinatieri, Colts
  2. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
  3. Justin Tucker, Ravens
  4. Matt Bryant, Falcons
  5. Dan Bailey, Cowboys
  6. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks
  7. Dan Carpenter, Bills
  8. Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders
  9. Shaun Suisham, Steelers
  10. Blair Walsh, Vikings

P

  1. Johnny Hekker, Rams
  2. Pat McAfee, Colts
  3. Sam Koch, Ravens
  4. Kevin Huber, Bengals
  5. Thomas Morstead, Saints
  6. Matt Bosher, Falcons
  7. Brett Kern, Titans
  8. Brandon Fields, Dolphins
  9. Mike Scifres, Chargers
  10. Dustin Colquitt, Chiefs