Posts Tagged With: KeiVarae Russell

Raiders’ Joseph first DB among NFL’s top 100 rookies

Karl Joseph

Karl Joseph

The NFL Network is in the process of gradually revealing its ranking of the league’s top 100 players for 2016, airing a new episode each week that unveils 10 players at a time.

The reveal of the NFL’s list of the league’s top 100 rookies for 2016 was less ceremonial. The whole thing landed quietly all at once as an NFL.com article last week.

Surprisingly, the second-ranked rookie was former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, whose talent is unquestioned but whose injury history allowed him to fall to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the draft. Since the top 100 rookies list is based on who the experts think will make the biggest impact next season — and because some observers still doubt whether Jack will be able to play next season — it was an interesting choice. Continue reading

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In the Cards: Todd Lyght

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By sharing some of the football trading cards I’ve collected, my goal is to put a spotlight on some defensive backs who may have become underrated or even forgotten by history.

Todd Lyght, CB, Los Angeles Rams (Pro Line Live 1993)

The 1999 St. Louis Rams, a.k.a. “The Greatest Show on Turf,” a.k.a. the Super Bowl XXXIV champions, will go down in football history for fielding one of the game’s most prolific offenses. They set records and led the league in seemingly every important offensive stat category. The talent included QB Kurt Warner, a two-time NFL MVP; RB Marshall Faulk, an MVP and Hall of Famer; WRs Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, who made 11 Pro Bowls between them; and OT Orlando Pace, a seven-time Pro Bowler who is likely headed for the Hall of Fame. Continue reading

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