Jadeveon Clowney has yet to live up to his pre-draft billing, but Bucky Brooks says this should be the breakout season. Plus, the Trevor Siemian scouting report and five rookies to target in fantasy. - From NFL.com
I compared the 6-foot-5, 266-pound defensive end to a few of my Hall of Fame teammates (Reggie White, Derrick Thomas and Bruce Smith) and suggested that he had the potential to take over the league like a young Julius Peppers did during my time as a scout for the Carolina Panthers.
When the Denver Broncos announced Trevor Siemian as the starter for the team's third preseason game, Gary Kubiak sent a message to the rest of the league that the second-year pro is in line to be the defending champs' QB1 against the Carolina Panthers when the regular season kicks off in a couple of weeks.
He gets the ball out of his hands quickly and allows his playmakers to do the work on the perimeter.
Against the 49ers, in particular, Siemian didn't hesitate to get the ball to his second or third option in the progression when the coverage took away his primary read.
Now, I know the hardcore football fans are already familiar with some of the names on this list thanks to the buzz that's circulated throughout the offseason, but I thought I would share the following list with you, based on my observations and conversations with scouts, coaches and players.