Does it seem like a lot of people expect draft picks to contribute right away? I don't think any will on offense or defense. Our best bets are putting our hopes on younger players improving significantly.
Our hopes for next season lie more with Adams, Allen, Beachum, Bell, Decastro, Gilbert, Golden, Heyward, Jarvis, McClendon, Shark, Wheaton, Moye, Williams, Woods, Worilds. And a little bonus from some guys returning from injury - Miller, Pouncey, Foote.
And we could use a couple unknowns to step forward whether they be Williams, Fangupo, Arnfelt, etc.
Which of these guys will take the next step? The youngsters I feel the best about are Heyward, Beachum, Worilds, and Allen. The rest have a lot of work to do. I think Golden, Shark, and Wheaton showed a ton of potential at camp last year. I'm really excited about Nick Williams, Arnfelt, and Fangupo and think all 3 could be players with some work and continued development.
But I'm doubtful any rookie's gonna come in and make a big impact. Nor FA who even if great may take a year.
We mostly have to pin our hopes on the current guys in the building for next year. How's that looking for us?