Dallas Cowboys Offseason 2016 Five Defensive Players That Coaches Are Banking On
The Cowboys are no strangers to finding diamonds in the rough.Dallas Cowboys Jerseys There is a lot of rough to work with this offseason but the front office is certain that they put together a potential winner. We'll soon see if that's the case but they certainly seem to be banking on the development and play of some young talent on the roster. You typically know the efforts that you're going to get out of the usual suspects. However,New York Giants Jerseys there are moves they made and didn't make that would lead you to believe that they got some youngsters they plan on counting on quite a bit. Who are those players that the coaches are banking on that the upside will equal great production?
DeMarcus Lawrence, DE
By now,SGreen Bay Packers Jerseys we all know that he'll likely be facing some sort of suspension, we have yet to find out how long it will actually be. Still, the Cowboys expect big things from Tank Lawrence in 2016 after he posted eight sacks last season.Carolina Panthers Jerseys They believe that he can be the pass rusher that they hoped he would be when drafting him a few years ago. However, that's hardly a guarantee. Rod Marinelli stated that he faced more one-on-ones than any defensive end in the league with Greg Hardy on the opposite side.New England Patriots Jersey The vision all along has been to have Lawrence as the premier right end but that could be a spot more fit for Randy Gregory, who's also on the shelf for four games.
Lawrence has done a great job transforming his body into the defensive end Marinelli covets. In many ways,Seahawks Store the team believes that he can become a special player but you have to see it happen. They know what he does well and needs work on but with all the questions surrounding the pass rush, Lawrence is the guy with the best chance at double-digit figures in the sack department. You better believe that they expect this young man to take his play to the next level in 2016,Earl Thomas III Jersey regardless of circumstance.
David Irving, DL
He may be the guy that they find the most interesting as he was effective in the limited time he played last season. Marinelli has discussed having him play left end while they sort out these suspensions and they seem to think that he has a real shot to do something.Senquez Golson Jersey Irving is a huge athlete at 6' 7", 270+ pounds, most of his best production has come from the middle of the line. He may be moved back to tackle before this is all said and done with.William Jackson Jersey However, right now they need fresh guys on the outside because it's a crowded party in the middle. If he can show that he can bend the edge, that's a huge win for this staff.Carson Palmer Jersey He's been working a lot with Leon Lett on technique and learning pass rush moves that will help get lose from blockers.
Irving will be thrust into the fire early and they will see if he can handle the heat. It's imperative that they get production out of their young pass rushers and Irving is one they have more confidence in as he's spent a year in the system. A full offseason in the program may be the right medicine to get him to reach his potential. They need bodies along that leaky defensive line and Irving fits that physical bill, but can he produce? One thing is certain, they are counting on him to make his way