The Buccaneers quietly doubled up on cornerbacks with two more second-round picks, grabbing M.J. Stewart out of North Carolina and Carlton Davis from Auburn. The former looks like he could double as a safety if asked, and the latter is a lanky boundary guy with star potential, so the need here is for both to find their best assignment and make the most of it to enable Tampa Bay to start phasing out secondary members like Chris Conte.
That’s really it for Tennessee, though, as fifth-round defensive back Dane Cruikshank projects more as a special teams force and sixth-round quarterback Luke Falk isn’t likely to beat out Blaine Gabbert as the primary backup for Marcus Mariota.
Meaning, Tennessee’s top two rookies need to come in and bolster an already-strong defensive unit.
But it’s one thing to throw passes in early May, and to be considered healthy. And it’s another thing to really prove health under the duress of training camp practices and preseason games.
Especially when you’re coming off a serious knee injury, like Bridgewater is.
He hasn’t played in essentially two seasons he threw two passes in one game last year so there should still be a lot of skepticism about whether he can regain his pre-injury form.
Bridgewater’s non-contact injury in 2016 training camp was devastating for him. The Jets are giving him another shot, but they are obviously (and wisely) cautiously optimistic about him, at best. They gave him just $500,000 guaranteed (his signing bonus). If they cut him, they’d free up $5.5 million in salary cap space, rather the retaining him with a $6 million cap figure in 2018.
Let’s see what Bridgewater does during actual practices that involve Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys running around and facing some semblance of a defense. If his knee looks healthy then, great. It could make for a fantastic comeback story. If not, it’s no loss for the Jets, since they didn’t Cheap Baseball Jerseys China invest a ton in him.