Tim Benz: In spite of crowded depth chart, off-the-radar receivers drawing praise at Steelers education camp

If there is a single place in which the Steelers have depth — and it truly may possibly be just just one placement — it is wide receiver.

Well, when people receivers keep onto the ball anyway.

The 2020 problem of drops apart, the Steelers can boast 4 huge receivers who feel to have at minimum some amount of draft pedigree or NFL results.

JuJu Smith-Schuster manufactured the Pro Bowl in 2018. Diontae Johnson (2019) and Chase Claypool (2020) had spectacular times as rookies. And James Washington led the crew in yards (735) and yards for each catch (16.7) and was tied with Johnson for the guide in 1st downs (31) during the quarterback-depleted time of 2019.

Toss in Ray-Ray McCloud as a return gentleman and gadget man alongside with restricted finishes Eric Ebron and rookie Pat Freiermuth, and it seems as if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in pretty great condition when it comes to choices catching the ball.

Yet again, the operative term is “catching.” Let’s just hope final yr was a fluke in conditions of the group primary the NFL in fall proportion.

That reported, it’s likely to be a minor more difficult to establish this year’s “Mr. August” or “camp darling.” Generally, that designation is slapped on a previously unknown player who flashes in the initial couple of months of education camp, documents a excellent preseason opener and then turns into a supporter and media “must keep” on the 53-male roster.

Often, it is anyone who

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A snap-shot at the potential 53-man Ravens roster: Happy Training Camp edition

Happy training camp! The Castle is buzzing as the Ravens are back in action to prepare over the next month for the 2021 season. Lets take a bird’s eye view of what the final 53-man roster could look like as we watch Day 1 of camp.

Quarterbacks (2-3)

Lock: (1) Lamar Jackson

The franchise, the MVP, and the soon-to-be check casher. Lamar is locked into this spot for a long time in Baltimore.

Baltimore Ravens Mandatory Minicamp

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TC & Preseason pending: (1-2) Trace McSorley, Tyler Huntley

Who will be Lamar’s back-up, Trace (Unitas) McSorley, Tyler Huntley, or both? The fellas on the Beatdown Podcast put it pretty well: if you needed a spot start, Trace McSorley would probably be the guy called on. He has that Moxy you look for in a backup quarterback, similar to a Taylor Heinicke. On the other hand, Tyler Huntley has a slighter higher ceiling and a skillset that more resembles Lamar in this offense. So unless one of these two really separates themselves in camp and shines in pre-season action, both will probably be on the 53.

Running Backs (3)

Locks: (3) J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Justice Hill

J.K. Dobbins is now a focal point of the offense. Gus “Bus” Edwards just secured a nice little payday as an important complementary role to both Dobbins & Jackson in the rushing attack. Justice Hill provides some juice in a pinch as the 3rd running back. He also serves as one of the best gunners

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Chicago Bears Coaching Camp: Previewing the Managing Backs

As the Chicago Bears near in on the begin of instruction camp, we preview the unique situation groups. To start with up, we seem at the managing backs.

Chicago Bears soccer is closing in! In fewer than a few weeks (July 27th to be exact) the players report for coaching camp. At the time that starts, factors start out transferring rapidly and before we know it, the regular period will be listed here.

Prior to we get there, however, we want to know who is on the roster. The Bears manufactured quite a number of moves so there are some new faces. Because of that, some common faces may possibly find by themselves on the outside the house on the lookout in.

Also, some of the situation teams knowledgeable a excellent offer of improve. Some positions (I’m seeking at you, offensive line) at last received the focus they desired and grew to become much better.

As the start of schooling camp receives nearer, we will preview every placement. Today, we get started with the managing again unit.

The operating backs team is significantly further than in modern many years

Last period, the Bears had trouble with depth. When Tarik Cohen went down, it threw the device into disarray. They did not have a suitable backup to starter David Montgomery. Head coach Matt Nagy used Cordarrelle Patterson as the primary male at the rear of Montgomery, but he was ineffective. The group also rookie Artavis Pierce and brought in Lamar

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