If you’ve picked up on the early trend, you’re probably expecting Carolina Panthers rookie first-round pick D.J. Moore here. But while Moore has earned strong reviews early, let’s instead give a shoutout to little-known cornerback Lorenzo Doss. custom nfl jerseys cheap
Six months after he was waived by the Denver Broncos and five months after he signed a futures contract with the Panthers, the 2015 fifth-round pick has flashed on multiple occasions during OTAs.
Per Bill Voth of the team’s official website, Doss intercepted passes in three consecutive OTA practices. Could that be a sign that he’s putting it together in a new environment?customized nfl jerseys cheap It’s possible, especially if you consider that the 24-year-old recorded 15 interceptions during his three years at Tulane.
Doss still faces an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster, but Carolina isn’t deep in the secondary. If he can keep making plays, he might be in the mix alongside James Bradberry, Captain Munnerlyn, Ross Cockrell and second-round rookie Donte Jackson. custom nfl jerseys
When the Chicago Bears defense is on the field this offseason, most eyes are on rookie first-round pick Roquan Smith. But while Smith has been “doing well” according to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, it seems veteran position-mate Danny Trevathan has been on fire during OTAs.
“I know you guys are all interested in the rookies, and understandably so, but I think some of the veterans have gotten better through this time too,” Fangio told the media last week. “Guys like Trevathan. You may ask why. customized nfl jerseys Well, last year he didn’t do any of this stuff. He didn’t do any OTAs, he hardly did any training camp, didn’t play in any preseason games, and to me that set him back last year, and he was injured the year before. This is the first time he’s had a nice chunk of work. I see improvement with him.”
Trevathan’s first couple of seasons in Chicago have been marred by injuries and a suspension, but he’s still only 28 and a couple of years removed from a superb season with the Denver Broncos. He’s also healthy now nfl custom jerseys cheap and is well-supported by fellow linebackers (and recent first-round picks) Smith and Leonard Floyd.
His strong start to the offseason could be a sign of things to come.