TJJackson Posted December 27, 2007 Report Share Posted December 27, 2007 The content of the page that the link below takes you to changes weekly, so I'll include the link but paste the relevant current content, in which the editor names Chinedum NDukwe one of two runners-up for his weekly "Rookie of the Week" award, with LB Patrick Willis's 20 tackles and 2 sacks taking the prize. Honestly, I think Chinny's 2 picks and (unmentioned) forced fumble beat Will's 2 sacks hands down, but hey, I don't get a vote.....The link: http://www.gbnreport.com/rookiereport.htm"The past week in fact saw another outstanding performance by a somewhat unheralded 7th round pick. Cincinnati DB Nedu Ndukwe, the 253rd player taken at the 2007 draft, had a pair of interceptions and 10 tackles as the Bengals knocked off cross-state division rivals from Cleveland, in the process putting a hold on the Browns drive to the playoffs. And Ndukwe wasn’t the only Cincinnati rookie to get a pick as CB Leon Hall, the team’s first round pick this year, had his 5th interception of the year. Hall remains tied with Jacksonville safety Reggie Nelson, another first rounder for the interception lead among rookies as the former Florida star had his 5th of the year as the Jags thumped Oakland 49-11. "I'm glad folks (yes, I saw the Peter King report as well) are finally seeing some of thisThe fact that this young secondary is starting to show some real signs of life is my personal silver lining in the grey cloud that is the 2007 season. Now if only we could get some pass rush in the front seven - my god, we might actually elevate ourselves to an average defense in 2008. At this point, a "merely average" defense would be a major cause for excitement - at least for me :-)Finally, in the interests of full disclosure - I absolutely hated this pick when it was made. From what I had read, we had just selected a younger and less experienced version of Oh-I-suck-a-lot-hey. The phrase "liability in coverage" was associated with his name in several sources, and naturally, that's not an attractive feature for a safety :-) I wasn't furious, tho, as I felt he was probably picked as a special teams specialist, ala Kilmer. I am ***SO*** very glad to have been wrong about him. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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