Antonio Brown has announced that he wants to part ways with the Steelers organization and be traded elsewhere; much has been speculated over the recent months, dating back to the last week of the regular season. After having Le’Veon leave them for nothing, the Steelers must do what they can to get a good deal for Antonio Brown. Many might say that with Antonio publicly demanding for his trade, it brings his value down extremely, but I disagree. Brown is signed through the 2021 NFL season, meaning that the franchise trading for him isn’t getting just a rental. I expect him to still garner close to 1st round value through picks, especially for teams looking for a Super Bowl push. Luckily for them, he is debatably the best wide receiver in the NFL today, and every team that can pay for his talents will be calling Pittsburgh in the next coming days. Here are a few teams I think that should really consider trading for the All-Pro wide out this off season.
Born: February 17th, 1998 (21 years old) Height:6’1 Weight: 255 Lbs Position: Inside Linebacker University:Louisiana State
One of the best characters of this class is horse maven Devin White. White was ESPNs 3rd ranked ATH in Louisiana for the 2016 class. He not only played linebacker, but he also rushed for over 80 touchdowns in high school. Just goes to show you that he has room to grow at linebacker, and he is a tremendous athlete. In 2016, Devin earned Freshman All-SEC honors after registering 30 tackles, 3 for a loss, a sack, and a forced fumble. White’s 2017 campaign earned him 1st team All-SEC honors, jumping him into the national college football spotlight. He came in 2nd in the SEC in total tackles with 133, 13.5 for a loss, and 4.5 sacks. In his last season with the Tigers he was able to lead the SEC in total tackles with 123, 12 for a loss, 3 sacks, and 6 pass deflections. His 2018 performance earned him 1st Team All-American, 1st Team All-SEC honors and even the 2018 Butkus Award.
Born: Oct 23rd, 1997 (21 years old) Height: 6’4 Weight: 264 Lbs Position: Defensive End University: Ohio State
The Bosa family is full of great athletes, and Nick is no different. His father John was a first round pick in 1987, and his brother Joey was the 3rd overall pick in 2016. Playing at St. Thomas Aquinas, Nick became ESPN’s #1 defensive end, and a 5 star recruit. After committing to Ohio State, Nick played in 29 games for the Buckeyes and recorded 29 sacks. He hardly had to play in 2018 to let the nation know he should be the 1st overall player in the 2019 NFL Draft. He did miss most of the 2018 due to a core injury that required surgery, but still managed to get 6 sacks and a handful more of quarterback pressures in the 3 games he did play in.
Every year there are always players who over perform and under perform their ADP (average draft position). The goal of every fantasy football manager is to find those players who out perform their ADP, and draft as many of them as possible. Here are a couple of players who I think will out perform their average draft position and finish the season with the title of a “sleeper.” You can check out my youtube video related to this topic HERE!
Born: June 30th, 1997 (22 years old) Height: 6’4 Weight: 240 Lbs Position: Wide Receiver University:Ole Miss
The Metcalf family is familiar with the NFL and now comes the latest generation. One part of the deadly NWO trio at Ole Miss, D.K Metcalf, was a 4 star recruit out of Ole Miss’ backyard in Oxford, Mississippi. The 4 star was able to get playing time as a freshman, but had to end his season early due to a broken foot after just 2 games. He was awarded a medical redshirt for his freshman season, then burst back onto the field with 39 catches, 646 yards, and 7 touchdowns as a redshirt freshman the following season. D.K. would continue showing growth as he caught 26 catches for 569 yards, 21.6 yards a catch and 5 touchdowns in just his first 7 games. Unfortunately, Metcalf would suffer another setback, this one coming in the form of a season ending neck injury. DeKaylin chose to forgo his NCAA career after just his redshirt sophomore year, and I can’t blame him. I would love to see a full season of him at Ole Miss, but his talents are too good to risk at the NCAA level.