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**Preseason News Update (8/25/15) **

Week Two of the NFL preseason is in the books. The big story around the NFL right now is injuries. Since the beginning of rookie camps in May, at least 23 players have torn their ACL's. This is not counting players lost to other injuries for the season. I do not know what the solution to this problem is, but it is devastating to a lot of teams.

 

While most of college football does not get started until September 3rd, a big FCS game happens on Saturday. Montana and North Dakota State will hook it up and DFD will be watching. Look for a Quick Draft Dish write-up early next week.

 

The Week Two Preseason Rookie of the Week is: Jets DT Leonard Williams

Read more about them here: DFD ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

 

NOTABLE ROOKIE PERFORMANCES FROM PS WEEK TWO:


DET - ZACH ZENNER/RB/SOUTH DAKOTA STATE/UDFA

4 attempts 22 yards 5 receptions 59 yards 1 TD

WSH - TREY WILLIAMS/RB/TEXAS A&M/UDFA

10 attempts 52 yards

WSH - HOUSTON BATES/OLB/LOUISIANA TECH/UDFA

3 tackles 1 sack

CLV - XAVIER COOPER/DT/WASHINGTON STATE/3RD ROUND

2 tackles 2 sacks

BUF - RONALD DARBY/CB/FLORIDA STATE/2ND ROUND

2 tackles 2 interceptions

BUF - MERRIL NOEL/CB/WAKE FOREST/UDFA

3 tackles 1 sack

NYJ - BRYCE PETTY/QB/BAYLOR/4TH ROUND

12/19 168 yards 1 TD

NYJ - LEONARD WILLIAMS/DT/SOUTHERN CAL/1ST ROUND

5 tackles 3 TFL 1.5 sacks

ATL - JUSTIN HARDY/WR/EAST CAROLINA/4TH ROUND

4 receptions 53 yards

PHI - KEVIN MANANGAI/RB/VILLANOVA/UDFA

10 attempts 87 yards 1 TD

PHI - TRAVIS RACITI/DT/SAN JOSE STATE/UDFA

5 tackles 1 sack

PHI - DIAHEEM WATKINS/OLB/UAB/UDFA

3 tackles 2 TFL 1 sack

NE - CHRIS HARPER/WR/CAL/UDFA

5 receptions 69 yards 1 TD

IND - JOSH ROBINSON/RB/MISSISSIPPI STATE/6TH ROUND

13 attempts 61 yards

CHI - JEREMY LANGFORD/RB/MICHIGAN STATE/4TH ROUND

9 attempts 80 yards 1 TD

ARZ - DAVID JOHNSON/RB/NORTHERN IOWA/3RD ROUND

13 attempts 66 yards 2 receptions 15 yards

SD - NICK DZUBNAR/OLB/CAL POLY/UDFA

7 tackles 1 sack

STL - MALCOLM BROWN/RB/TEXAS/UDFA

4 attempts 23 yards; 4 receptions 78 yards 1 TD

GB - DAMARIOUS RANDALL/DS/ARIZONA STATE/1ST ROUND

3 tackles 1 INT

PIT - TYLER MURPHY/WR/BOSTON COLLEGE/UDFA

4 receptions 61 yards 1 TD

PIT - SAMMIE COATES/WR/AUBURN/3RD ROUND

2 receptions 60 yards

PIT - BUD DUPREE/OLB/KENTUCKY/1ST ROUND

2 tackles 1 sack

DAL - RYAN RUSSELL/DE/PURDUE/UDFA

3 tackles 1 sack

**Preseason News Update (8/16/15) **

Week One (or two if you count Hall of Fame weekend) of the NFL Preseason is in the books. This also will end the DFD summer hiatus. With the college football season three weeks away and the preseason in full swing, the fun times are now rolling here.

 

The Hall of Fame game Rookie if the Week was: Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt.

The Week One Preseason Rookie of the Week is: Lions RB Ameer Abdullah

Read more about them here: DFD ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

 

OTHER NOTABLE ROOKIE PERFORMANCES FROM PS WEEK ONE:

 

GB - ALONZO HARRIS/RB/LA LAFAYETTE/UDFA

7 attempts 41 yards 1 TD

GB - JAKE RYAN/ILB/MICHIGAN/4TH ROUND

6 tackles 1 sack

GB - JAMAURIA RASCO/OLB/LSU/UDFA

2 tackles 1 sack

NE - TREY FLOWERS/DE/ARKANSAS/4TH ROUND

2 tackles 1 sack

BAL - ZA'DARIUS SMITH/DE/KENTUCKY/4TH ROUND

4 tackles  1 sack

NO - DAMIAN SWANN/CB/GEORGIA/5TH ROUND

2 tackles 1 interception

DET - AMEER ABDULLAH/RB/NEBRASKA/2ND ROUND

7 attempts 67 yards

WSH - PRESTON SMITH/DE/MISSISSIPPI STATE/2ND ROUND

6 tackles 1 sack 2 TFL

WSH - HOUSTON BATES/OLB/LOUISIANA TECH/UDFA

2 tackles 2 sacks

MIA - ZACH VIGIL/ILB/UTAH STATE/UDFA

5 tackles 1 sack

ATL - RONISON THEREZIE/DS/AUBURN/UDFA

1 tackle 1 interception

CAR - BRANDON WEGHER/RB/MORNINSIDE (IA)/UDFA

4 attempts 15 yards; 1 reception 42 yards 1 TD

PIT - SAMMIE COATES/WR/AUBURN/3RD ROUND

5 receptions 52 yards

JAX - NORDLY CAPI/DE/AKRON/UDFA

2 tackles 2 sacks

CIN - TERRELL WATSON/RB/AZUSA PACIFIC/UDFA

7 attempts 52 yards

CIN - MARCUS HARDISON/DT/ARIZONA STATE/4TH ROUND

3 tackles 1 sack

OAK - BEN HEENY/ILB/KANSAS/5TH ROUND

8 tackles 1 sack

SEA - TYLER LOCKETT/WR/KANSAS STATE/3RD ROUND

4 KR 186 yards 1 TD (103 yards)

DEN - DARIUS KILGO/DT/MARYLAND/6TH ROUND

4 tackles 1 sack

HOU - KURTIS DRUMMOND/DS/MICHIGAN STATE/UDFA

3 tackles 1 interception

ARZ - RODNEY GUNTER/DE/DELAWARE STATE/4TH ROUND

2 tackles 1 sack (safety)

KC - RAMIK WILSON/ILB/GEORGIA/4TH ROUND

6 tackles 1 interception

PHI - NELSON AGHOLOR/WR/SOUTHERN CAL/1ST ROUND

3 receptions 57 yards 1 TD

PHI - ERIC TOMLINSON/TE/UTEP/UDFA

5 receptions 61 yards

PHI - BRIAN MIHALIK/DE/BOSTON COLLEGE/7TH ROUND

3 tackles 1 sack

PHI - ERIC ROWE/CB/UTAH/2ND ROUND

5 tackles 1 FF

IND - JUNIOR SYLVESTRE/ILB/TOLEDO/UDFA

4 tackles 2 sacks

IND - AMARLO HERRERA/ILB/GEORGIA/UDFA

5 tackles 1 interception

IND - PHILLIP DORSETT/WR/MIAMI-FL/1ST ROUND

4 receptions 51 yards

**Update (6/18/15) **

It has been quite a while since I have updated the website. While this is a normal slow time, I have been doling out my time to another life matter. Six weeks ago, my wife gave birth to our first child. Spending time with my daughter has taken over as my number one priority. This however doesn’t mean DFD is going away. No sir it does not. Deep Fried Draft will return hot and heavy as we get closer to the start of the NFL preseason. I have already posted my preliminary 2016 NFL Draft position rankings. I have also completed the reviews for each NFL team’s 2015 NFL Draft. I have posted the links below.

2015 Draft Review, AFC East

2015 Draft Review, AFC North

2015 Draft Review, AFC South

2015 Draft Review, AFC West

2015 Draft Review, NFC East

2015 Draft Review, NFC North

2015 Draft Review, NFC South

2015 Draft Review, NFC West

2016 NFL Draft Position Rankings


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