A Look At The AFC South’s 1st Round Picks
By Luke Sims
With three games done in the preseason for the AFC South squads, we can expect the first rounders from the 2012 draft to have few reps in the final game. They have shown their worth and will be measured based on the work they have put in thus far. They have won over their coaches with strong play, but will they stand out among their peers? Andrew Luck met Rober Griffin III on Saturday and they both turned in strong rookie QB performances. How does Andrew Luck stack up against Justin Blackmon, Kendall Wright, and Whitney Mercilus?
Let’s Take a peek:
Kendall Wright, WR – Wright it quickly making himself a strong receiver for the Titans. He has eight catches for 100 yards (12.5 yards per reception), and one touchdown. He has looked the like the threat they need with Kenny Britt facing off-field struggles yet again. Some, like myself, worried about his transition to the big leagues but he has shown that he can be an NFL caliber receiver. With Jake Locker taking over at quarterback he may get even more targets.
On the whole it looks like the AFC South is going to have a strong group of first-rounders that could transition into franchise keys for years to come. So far, Luck will undoubtedly have the most effect on his team but it may be Wright that could have the most immediate effect and get the Titans over the hump and back into the playoffs – assuming Locker can hit him consistently.
– Luke N. Sims
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