Week 1 NFL Practice Squad Power Rankings 2022: Lions WR Tom Kennedy takes first place in opening weekend

I have waited. I have read countless articles. I’ve scrolled and stopped at hundreds of videos. You’ve had fancy drafts. I struggled through the pre-season games. he is here. There are butterflies in your stomach again. Which is a great feeling.

A sculpted and well-oiled machine, the workout squad is back full of confidence after a time out of the season with the perfect balance of intense training, extended rest, recovery, bright sunshine, and refreshing cool showers, all while sticking to a high protein diet.

The exercise squad’s strength ratings entered their heyday. They are on pre-season prize watchlists. With another hot start to the season, there will be talks to extend the contract. The first few years of PSPR were fun, fast, and at times messy. But these learning experiences shaped and incorporated these classifications into the juggernaut as they are today. The Coaching Team Strength Rankings are ready to conquer expectations, reach new heights and inject positive, upbeat energy into your life every Friday for the next 18 weeks.

I am really grateful to have you back. Now let’s move on to the details.

Expanded coaching teams of 16 players are the only good thing coming out of the pandemic, and they’re here to stay in the NFL. For this reason, I run the training strength rating in parallel with the league. I write about 16 people every Friday, 10 of them are officially in the rating and six are honorable mentions.

But I will always stay true to the origins of PSPR, which was to highlight young players. This means that I will not be presenting “veterans” this season. Choosing Someone Like Josh Gordon – Currently on titans Training Squad – Will not embody the basic intent of PSPR.

So for the sake of the dignity of coaching team strength ratings, I will only include junior coaching teams, second year players, third year players, or fourth year pros. Drafted players from 2019 onwards. This is it.

As always, I’ll keep track of every PSPR member who gets the call – aka his 53-man roster for the gameday. At that point, said player goes from being a PSPR member to the exclusive fraternity of Training Strength Ranking alumni. The running count will be known as “Call Up Tally” or “The CUT” for short.

Here are The Practice Squad Power rankings that have blossomed this season, emerged as a legitimate star, made huge paychecks and started to cement their legacy in the sacred halls of the online football media industry.

White was the No. 1 college freshman in the 2020 class. In 88 bags last season at South Carolina, he averaged 6.6 yards apiece. And in the movie, his juice jumps off the screen. Dynamic cuts, Tesla-like acceleration, power through contact. Still shocking that he went without crafting. Think teams would like to see more of the workload in college for the sprinter? I like minimal clothing on his body. Dolphins have Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds on their back court. White could step in and contribute to the first year. He is very talented.

Blackshire played college football for six years. Thanks covid. Later. He’s got that extra time because he’s late for medical work and COVID-19 is giving everyone an extra year of eligibility. This did not lead to its formulation. But it did lead him to Buffalo, where Blackshear did amazingly well in pre-season. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry, collected 93 yards in eight receptions, and scored twice touchdowns. His ability to change directions without choking was too impressive for a UDFA comeback.

Darby was in the sixth round in 2021 and barely got a chance in year one – as are many of the late picks. He’s someone who played an electric snap in the game and a long sprint in college, and he never appeared to be a 4.59 man with a 34.5-inch diameter. In four seasons at Arizona, he averaged 19.7 yards per grab (on 67 obstacles) with 13 touchdowns. The Falcons isn’t exactly a club with the talent of reception after Kyle Bates and Drake London. Darby deserves a shot as a field specialist at Hotellanta.

7. Jayden Peeve, DT, Titans

Peevy had a long and reliable career at Texas A&M fighting against strong positions and guards in the SEC, sampled at about 6-6 and 310 pounds with over 35-inch arms. He makes great use of those tentacles against running, to get the barricades off his chest before sending them on their way to the ball carrier. Peevy plays more athletes than Friday will indicate, with a good range between interventions. Tennessee has good indoor players along their defensive streak, but Bevy can add a little more toughness on the inside if needed.

Another Vikings cut from the 2021 class, you don’t have to be a draft analyst to understand Robinson’s supreme rise. He is around 6 feet 6 feet tall and 270 lbs with a quality daily workout on his résumé. Plus, he’s only 24 years old. The former lead in Florida – and highly wanted Rookie – Spent all of his rookie campaign on an injured reserve but showed up in pre-season. Minnesota has added defensive pieces via free agency, but Robinson can provide extra juice if needed.

Nixon was Carolina’s fifth-round pick in 2021 after an impressive run in Iowa. And at 6-3, and 320 pounds, he had Muhammed Wilkerson’s workout On the Day of Hawkeyes Pro. Long with a few moves in the pass holster and plenty of reps defeating the blocks to stop the run, Nixon should be high on the Panthers’ priority list when they need a little more depth up front alongside Derek Brown on the defensive line. Dude can play.

Hodgins should have been one of the Bills’ final cuts after the pre-season stint he pulled together. He had 16 catches for 124 yards and a few of those receptions were from a variety of distinctive reels. A sixth-round pick in 2020, Hodgins earned early buzz as a rookie in training camp before two injuries derailed him in his first NFL season. He’s spent 2021 in the Buffalo coaching squad, and now finally in good health, showing off the amazingly good ball skills he’s demonstrated over and over during his illustrious career at Oregon. At 6-4, he would have given the bills a significant volume.

Humphrey did it in the NFL, in the important games. He has three games with over 40 receiving yards and three touchdowns in his professional career. It looks like Lil Jordan is skating for soccer on the field at about 6-4. That was his trademark in Texas and with saints In his first three seasons when he had the opportunity. Now with the Patriots, a club without an elite group, Humphrey deserves more of a chance after 13 catches for 140 yards and a hit score this season.

2. Thomas Graham, D.B., bear

Bears, see. I know you’ve recruited two defensive backs. I know it’s a new system. But didn’t you watch Graham in his first NFL game last season against Justin scaring Jefferson? Three pass breakup. three! The lights weren’t too bright for him. Graham was a football magnet in college with 32 breakout passes and eight interceptions across three seasons at Oregon. I don’t have to check these stats anymore, I’ve written them down a few times. Graham deserves to be a part of the Bears youth movement in high school.

There is an old saying that a team eventually becomes the embodiment of their head coach. Kennedy is the receiver’s version of Dan Campbell. This is a former 5-10, 190-pound unpolished free agent from Bryant College who roasted pre-season NFL corners up to 16 catches for 143 yards with two touchdowns. brave. football. guy. Kennedy could give black a two-headed monster in the hole with the Amon-Ra St. Brown. He just needs to get the call.


Nazih Johnson, DB, heads

Johnson was a filler in a stat sheet at Marshall with 302 tackles, seven picks and 19 assists in five seasons. It can control the nickel corner spot. Free security. Strong security. He handles well and plays with authority at every moment.

Anthony Brown, QB, crows

The Ravens already have Tyler Huntley as a backup for Lamar Jackson. Brown is more secure Jackson. A capable runner with a thicker frame and a Jackson or Huntley, the Browns have quality lever-strength as well. Coming up and down in Oregon after transferring from Boston College, Brown seemed to be a reliable part of QB3 in pre-season with a pass rating of 117.7.

Jason Poe, and 49ers

We have Mercer on the PSPR board! Poe, a Mercer alum, was a wrecking ball in college, and Experience like a top-caliber athlete On Georgia Pro Day. Yes, the Bulldogs gave him the opportunity to display his skills, and he was totally impressed. Beau feels like an athletic brave from a guard that Kyle Shanahan will eventually get the most out of in San Francisco.

Devin Tompkins, WR, pirate

No big deal with Thompkins here, only a wide guy went for 1,704 yards in 102 receptions last season in Utah. Yes, it’s small and that’s why it went without industry. But aren’t we in the NFL era where smaller and faster is better than bigger and slower? A dude can detach, he’s lightning fast on the field and proven explosive with 4.44 hits and 11ft wide jump On his professional day. Of course, the Buccaneers have a ton of receivers, but Thompkins could certainly become a favorite down and sometimes down target for Tom Brady. He doesn’t care about the position of the draft.

Kennedy Brooks, RB, the Eagles

Brooks wouldn’t impress anyone athletically. This is usually not good in a back jogging place. But he was probably legitimately the most naturally skilled in the 2022 recruiting race. I sincerely believe that. Vision, precision cutting ability, and insane balance through contact. I had the pleasure of watching him in Oklahoma, where he spent three seasons over 1,000 yards. He forced 60 missed interventions in 197 rushes last year. 60!

Curtis Brooks, DT, ponies

Brooks has been a late star in Cincinnati, but he’s probably the most dynamic style of pure three-passing in the 2022 class. I mean this. In just 304 snapshots, Brooks clocked 43 presses thanks to an impressive combination of first-step speed, leverage and power on the attack point.