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By Ross Jones, FOXSports.com
So, JJ Watt thinks he can play on offense and now he wants to become a skill player, huh? Sounds about right. Does he want Gary Kubiak and Co. to build a special package for him, too? You gotta love his passion to win and willingness to do just about anything to make his team better. Anyway, Watt’s bold proclamation got us thinking about which other defensive players we would like to see on offense. Here it goes:
defensive end had a nice first season in Buffalo, racking up 10.5 sacks but he can do so much more for the six-year, $100 million contract he inked in 2012. Doug Marrone might as well take advantage of his 6-foot-6 frame and make him a red zone target. Likely starting quarterback
has some playmakers on the outside, but none who can leap up and win a one-on-one jump ball situation. Get this man on the JUGS machine and let him go to work.
Now, this is a very good possibility.
Reports have emerged out of Arizona
that Bruce Arians has been tinkering around with Peterson on offense, and why not? Peterson is one of the most explosive players in the NFL. Period. He’s a natural athlete with blazing speed. Put the ball in his hands and special things will happen.
Let’s not pretend like Sherman isn’t already one of the most celebrated players at his position. Sherman nabbed eight interceptions last season, so he clearly knows how to win one-on-one matchups. At 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, the
’ smack-talking cornerback could become a stretch-the-field threat for
has a reliable tight end in
, but the
lack an elite No. 2 player at the position. Dallas drafted
, who has a ton of potential, in April and
is still on the squad, but Ware’s freakish size and strength would be sure to give linebackers and nickel corners headaches.
Imagine the Lions defensive tackle paving lanes for
at the goal line. Suh is a nasty player and will gladly knock the snot out of an opposing defender. Sign this man up.
is sidelined with injury.
continues to work on his technique.
has flashed at camp. And other than that, there aren’t really any lethal weapons in the
offense. Although this play was nearly SEVEN years ago, Cromartie clearly has a nose for the end zone. Just watch:
Rookie seasons don’t get much better than what Jenkins did in his first season in
. Although he didn’t win defensive rookie of the year, he showed why he was worth a second-round pick in 2012. Jenkins is a quick, undersized and get breakaway from defenders. Have a look at a pick-6 from his days in Gainesville.
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