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ROOKIE/YOUNGSTER PROGRESS



As most of us on this site are, I am in constant search for articles updating me on how our recently drafted rookies are doing in camp. So far, the things I have heard about K-Jax have been positive, mixed reviews on Ben Tate and Shelly Smith and great reviews on Earl Mitchell. When you add Trindon Holliday, Daryl Sharpton and Dorin Dickerson to the list you realize they have been the focus of conversation for the most part of the last few months. This seems only natural, as they have an opportunity to immediately impact a Texans team on the cusp of playoffs and more. It seems that the best gauge for a teams improvement in the offseason is the progress of the young players at key positions. For our Texans there is a lot on the line and high expectations for not only the rookies but returning youngsters like Brian Cushing and Glover Quin. Like most of you guys, I followed the draft pretty closely the last few years including the extremely deep 2010 draft that provided a lot of teams with quality players on both sides of the ball that are NFL ready starters. So, as much as WE talk about our young guys, analyzing their every move, and with the relationship that some of our sites "Head Honchos" have around the other blogs.... I thought it would be an interesting idea to start a thread (here or on the mainpage) that sends everyone to other team's blogs looking for info/statuses on players that other teams picked up in the draft or 2nd or 3rd year players that are looking to have big years. 

I am not trying to "look under the other guys hood" before a race, it would just be interesting to me to see how some of these guys are starting off in camp. What kind of coverage skills has Joe Haden shown thus far in Cleveland? has Ryan Mathews been turning heads in SD? Has Earl Thomas shown why he went so high yet? Did the Titans get a steal on Robert Johnson in the 5th round? 

Let me know what you guys think in the comments and if anyone has any links to share with valuable info on Rookies or 2nd/3rd yr players around the league I would like to read them. Also, I apologize for my writing style, or lack thereof, this is my first FanPost so have mercy.

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