Digital publication The Sport’s Digital Bible provides a comprehensive look at the biggest name to watch in the NFL this season.
Here, we look at five players who should be considered as starters.1.
Derek Carr, QB, Raiders2.
Dak Prescott, QB (RB), Cowboys3.
Dak Stillman, TE, Giants4.
Michael Crabtree, WR, Raiders5.
Michael Thomas, WR (WR), SeahawksThe top quarterback prospects in the 2017 draft combine.
Here’s how you can bet on them:Derek Carr, Oakland RaidersDak Prescott, DallasCowboysMichael Crabtree and Michael Thomas could be the top players at the combine.
The Raiders have a big need for a receiver, and they are set at quarterback.
If the Raiders can get a big-play threat in their 2017 draft, they could be in good shape for a deep playoff run.
Crabtree, a two-time All-Pro and the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, has already shown he can be a threat at the catch point.
He ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at the Combine and also ran a 5.06 20-yard split.
He has the size and speed to be a good one-cut weapon at the position.
Thomas, a former NFL receiver who also runs a 4,000-yard career, has good size, athleticism and speed.
He was an All-SEC receiver at Florida State.
He ran a 6.35 40-time at the NFL Scouting Combine and ran a short 4.48.
He also ran the 3-cone drill and the vertical jump at the Senior Bowl.
Thomas is a good prospect who will need to show improvement in the short-to-mid-range game if he wants to be an NFL starter.4.
Mike Evans, WR/KR, Panthers5.
Aaron Jones, RB, FalconsThere are plenty of holes for the Panthers in the running game, and Jones is a player that could fill them.
Jones was the team’s leading rusher last season with 1,611 yards.
He will need a big year in order to be the starting running back this season, but he could have a good year as well.
Jones will have to prove he can get the ball in the air and make plays on the ball, but that will come as the season progresses.
The Panthers will have a few injuries to worry about at running back, so it’s a position that needs some work.6.
Justin Hunter, CB, Vikings7.
Jaelen Strong, DE, Seahawks8.
Justin Gilbert, LB, Seahawks9.
Dontari Poe, TE/OLB, JetsThe Vikings had some key injuries at cornerback last season, and the return of Chris Cook will help them with the return game.
The rookie will have an immediate impact on the secondary.
Poe is a big man who is extremely physical and can play in the box and outside.
He had some off-field issues with the Vikings last season and had two arrests for marijuana possession, but there was a good reason he was cut before the season.
Gilbert is an athlete who can play outside and has the length and athleticism to be able to play inside as well, too.9.
Ty Montgomery, RB (RB, Redskins)10.
Terrance West, CB (S, Chiefs),12.
Rashad Jennings, WR14.
DeShawn Shead, WR15.
Josh Huff, RB16.
Justin Tucker, CB17.
Matt Elam, S18.
Dwayne Allen, WR19.
Rashard Higgins, WR20.
Ryan Switzer, WR21.
Tyrell Adams, S22.
Jalen Mills, S23.
Rashan Gary, S24.
Jalin Marshall, CB25.
Mike Williams, WR26.
Brandon Scherff, TE27.
Marcus Lattimore, CB28.
T.J. Ward, CB29.
Marcus Peters, CB30.
Terrence Brooks, CB31.
Chris Odom, CB32.
Jameis Winston, QB33.
Mike Brown, RB34.
Joe Mixon, RB35.
Jalston Fowler, RB36.
Kenny Golladay, RB37.
Matt Dayes, WR38.
Jabaal Sheard, RB39.
Isaiah Burse, TE40.
Kenny Hilliard, RB41.
Isaiah Crowell, TE42.
D.J.-Jaelen Scott, TE43.
Justin Vogel, CB44.
Chris Cook, RB45.
Darrin Walls, WR46.
Dezmon Bowers, TE47.
Jarrad Davis, WR48.
Tesho Akinyele, TE49.
Quenton Nelson, WR50.
Tre’ Jackson, WR51.
Brandon Thomas, TE52.
Marcus Maye, CB53.
Anthony Dixon, RB54.
Chris Carson, RB55.
Joe Thomas, RB56.
Kony Ealy, TE57.
Marcus Johnson, WR58. Marcus