Thursday, October 31, 2013

Week 8 Draft Insider Rookie Report: Dobson, Moore Step Up

We’re almost halfway through the 2013 NFL season after Week 8’s action, but some rookies are just finding their way. More injuries and inconsistency around the league has led to opportunities for first-year players and this week’s Rookie Report, like most others, includes a couple of undrafted rookies who took advantage of their extra playing time. A few other highly drafted rookies are getting a shot now as well after struggling through the start of the season. Chris Tripodi will break down who caught his eye from last week’s NFL games.

Montee Ball (RB-Den)

Drafted in the second round with the intention of stepping into the starting role, Ball struggled in pass protection during training camp and the preseason and as a result, Knowshon Moreno has been Denver’s lead back throughout their 7-1 start. On 54 carries this season, Ball has averaged barely over 3 yards per carry and regardless of issues in pass protection, he hasn’t been able to prove his worth as a runner either in limited time.

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