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Volume 14, Issue #29, May 27th


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Hi Folks,

Good Tuesday to you. Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend. Thanks again to all the people out there who've made what we do possible and we give a tip of the Footballguys hat to you.

Quick tangent - we have a couple of members in the Footballguys Family who are veterans and have started what looks like a great coffee business. They're doing a cool Kickstarter.com campaign and I know they'd appreciate your help. Rock on Redtop Coffee.

Now let's get to it as we've got the NFL News and Notes you need.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Footballguys Staff Reviews The Rookies
The Footballguys Staffers take a deep look at the 2013 Rookie Crop with an eye towards their immediate impact.

B. Defensive Back Tiers
Our Jene Bramel breaks down the Defensive Backs with an early look at how they fall into tiers.

C. Career Arcs - Quarterbacks
Our Heath Cummings continues the "Career Arc" feature and this time takes a deep historical look at QBs with an eye toward predicting the future.

D. Career Arcs - Wide Receivers
Our Heath Cummings continues the "Career Arc" feature and this time takes a deep historical look at WRs with an eye toward predicting the future.

E. Average Draft Position
See where players are being drafted in leagues across the country to get a better idea of where they're likely to be picked in your draft.

F. Average Draft Position - PPR
See where players are being drafted in leagues across the country to get a better idea of where they're likely to be picked in your draft. In this one, we look at PPR scoring.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. WAS - Robert Griffin has talked to RB Adrian Peterson about knee
2. GB - Some believe RB Eddie Lacy may have toe problems soon
3. WAS - RB Roy Helu expects to be ready for camp
4. MIA - WR Mike Wallace says team hungers to win
5. PHI - Coach says Lane Johnson what they expected
6. JAX - WR Ace Sanders could push for No. 3 WR job
7. NYJ - Coach praises QB Mark Sanchez's accuracy
8. STL - WR Brian Quick had trouble with playbook
9. DET - Crash coursing DE Ezekiel Ansah

WAS - Robert Griffin has talked to RB Adrian Peterson about knee

Source: The Washington Post - Mark Maske

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he has talked with Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson about his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. 'I'm not all-knowing about the injury so I listen to guys. You know, Adrian said what everyone else said. I'm not Adrian. Adrian's not me. Everybody's body heals a little bit differently. [QB Rex Grossman] also tore an ACL in his career. He's talked to me about the uncertainties that he had with the injury,' Griffin said.

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Peterson was superhuman last year when he came back from his knee injury and ran for over 2,000 yards. All the reports coming out of Washington have been positive about Griffin's knee. He should be ready to go by the start of the regular season.

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GB - Some believe RB Eddie Lacy may have toe problems soon

Source: The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold

At least three teams were told by their medical teams that Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (toe) could have problems with his surgically-repaired toe within the next two to three years.

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Medical problems were the reason why the Broncos chose Montee Ball instead of Eddie Lacy in the 2013 NFL draft. Lacy is a fine runner and is light on his feet for a big man. However, his durability issues (in only 14 college starts) led many teams to pass on Lacy.

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WAS - RB Roy Helu expects to be ready for camp

Source: Fredericksburg.com - Zac Boyer

Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (foot) said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp.

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Helu is a talented all-purpose runner but durability problems have plagued him as a pro. He'll compete with rookie Chris Thompson (Florida State) to be a change of pace back behind starter Alfred Morris.

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MIA - WR Mike Wallace says team hungers to win

Source: The Miami Herald - Adam H. Beasley

Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace said everyone on the team wants to get better and win games, noting it was different when he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Everybody has a college mentality around here. It's a lot different than where I came from. Everybody's hungry. Everybody wants to get better, get to where we need to be that's a winning record."

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The Dolphins are a team on the rise and could make a push for the playoffs in 2013. They added key pieces to the offense like Wallace and have surrounded second-year QB Ryan Tannehill with quality weapons.

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PHI - Coach says Lane Johnson what they expected

Source: CSNPhilly.com - John Gonzalez

Philadelphia Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland said OT Lane Johnson has been everything the team has thought he would be but that he needs to work on some mechanical things. 'From a skill set standpoint, he's really good. He's long. His arms are long. He's explosive. He's everything that we thought he would be. Now, the things that we knew about even coming into the draft, we've got to get him into some really good habits right now. That's just everyday stuff -- over and over and over so it becomes a good habit,' Stoutland said.

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Johnson has a large frame and plays with a nasty streak. He can mirror edge rushers and does a good job moving laterally at the snap. Johnson will step in and start at right tackle for the Eagles this year. He can also play left tackle if needed.

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JAX - WR Ace Sanders could push for No. 3 WR job

Source: USA Today - Jarrett Bell

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders could compete with WR Jordan Shipley for the No. 3 wide receiver job during offseason workouts and training camp.

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Shipley has good hands but durability issues have held him back during his entire pro career. Sanders is extremely quick, agile, and fast in the open field. He can pick up yards after the catch and may end up winning a bigger role on offense than some people think.

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NYJ - Coach praises QB Mark Sanchez's accuracy

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said QB Mark Sanchez's accuracy is sky high right now.

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The first bit of good news coming out about Sanchez this offseason. Recently he had been struggling through OTAs and had drawn the ire of head coach Rex Ryan. Sanchez is competing with second-round pick Geno Smith (West Virginia) to be the team's starter in 2013.

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STL - WR Brian Quick had trouble with playbook

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Joe Lyons

St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick admitted he had trouble learning the playbook last season.

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Quick was not impressive as a rookie and will face even more competition for playing time this year now that the team added WRs Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey (both West Virginia) in the 2013 NFL draft. Quick has good size but doesn't know how to use his frame to box out defenders and is not known as an aggressive catcher.

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DET - Crash coursing DE Ezekiel Ansah

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

The Detroit Lions are cramming as much football knowledge as they can into first-round pick DL Ezekiel Ansah. 'It's all new to him,' coach Jim Schwartz said. 'We did talk about how Ziggy was an inexperienced player, but he was very instinctive playing things like screens and reverses and some trap blocks and draws and things like that that you would think an inexperienced player would struggle on. He did well on all those things.'

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Ansah is a smart kid who is known for his strong work ethic. He's still developing as a football player and his upside as a pass rusher is through the roof. We'll see if he can make an impact for the Lions during his rookie year.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for letting us be part of your day. We'll see you tomorrow with the update.

Peace,

J