Week 11 NFL Power Rankings

Week 11 NFL Power Rankings
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In the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, I had to make a few leaps. They might seem a bit over-the-top at first. But, trust me, it just reflects another truly crazy week in the NFL. This is what we love about the NFL. Any team can beat any team any week. Just when you thought you had it figured out, it’s time to throw all that knowledge out the window. Here’s what things are looking like after Week 10.

32. Detroit Lions (0-8-1)

Last Week: 32

Last week I asked if it was possible the Lions could go 0-17. Not anymore! That said, somehow, a winless season is still on the table. As hard as the Lions have fought this year, sloppiness and poor execution is still preventing this team from getting in the win column. 0-17 might not be possible. But, could 0-16-1? This week really felt like their best opportunity with a brutal schedule over their next eight weeks.

31. Houston Texans (1-8)

Last Week: 31

The Texans were on bye this week. Frankly, their season has gone so poorly that nothing that happens in the NFL really affects them. That is, other than what happens with the draft positioning. The Texans are currently in control of the Dolphins’ first round pick as well as their own this year. Unfortunately, the Dolphins won and probably knocked their spot down a few pegs.

30. New York Jets (2-7)

Last Week: 29

So much for Mike White SZN. After his hall of fame worthy performance against the Bengals, he got hurt against the Colts and threw four interceptions against the Bills. Things got so bad at one point Joe Flacco went in and immediately put up the Jets’ only passing touchdown of the game.

The only winner here is Zach Wilson, who likely won’t have to worry about a quarterback controversy anymore when he comes back.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7)

Last week: 27

A two-spot drop is probably a bit harsh for a Jaguars team that almost pulled off a comeback over the rebounding Colts. Unfortunately, I can’t get that performance from Trevor Lawrence out of my head. He barely helped generate any offense all day and didn’t get the ball in the endzone once. Also, he fumbled the comeback away at the end. Painful way to lose for the Jaguars.

28. Miami Dolphins (3-7)

Last Week: 30

One underrated benefit of not having a first round draft pick in a wasted year is Dolphins fans get to root for crazy, weird wins. It’s not like the Dolphins can tank for better draft positioning. So, maybe it’s nice to see your former No. 5 overall quarterback come in and save the day when it looked like Jacoby Brisket couldn’t take the gift the Ravens were trying to give him.

That said, why wasn’t he starting in the first place if he was healthy enough to play? Even in a win the Dolphins look like a mess. Tua should probably request a trade in the offseason.

27. Atlanta Falcons (4-5)

Last Week: 22

I really need to stop buying into the Falcons. This is what they do, right? They get your hopes up by playing well enough just to get you to step on the rug one more time. Then, they yank it out from under your feet. You’d think I’d learn right? I hope Falcons fans have learned. Back to the basement you go.

26. New York Giants (3-6)

Last Week: 26

Rough bye week for a Giants team that saw each of its NFC East opponents come away with a win this week. They do hold a head-to-head tiebreaker over Washington. So, technically, they should be ranked ahead of them. Right? Let’s see what they do after the bye week. 

25. Chicago Bears (3-6)

Last Week: 25

After the Vikings win, the Bears are now alone for third place in the NFC North. Luckily, the Lions can’t seem to get out of their own way so they won’t have to go anywhere near the basement this year. But, at 3-6, it’s hard to imagine anything positive is going to come of this year.

24. Washington Football Team (3-6)

Last Week: 28

Washington put together a complete game. Taylor Heinicke looked like the guy people were thinking he might be able to be when these two teams met in the playoffs. This time around, it was Heinicke with a 110.4 passer rating who outdueled Tom Brady, who threw two early interceptions.

However, you have to give credit to them for saving their best play for the second half. That’s why they see a large bump in the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings.

23. Seattle Seahawks (3-6)

Last Week: 21

Russ is back! Aaaaannndd… it didn’t matter. The Seahawks’ offense was a complete non-factor as Russell Wilson wasn’t able to cook up much more than turnovers. They managed to keep the game close at 3-0 until the Packers broke the game open in the fourth quarter.

But, it wasn’t enough, and things are starting to look rough for a Seahawks team that couldn’t buy a win with Geno Smith and looks like they’ll need a miracle to get back in the playoff race.

22. Denver Broncos (5-5)

Last Week: 19

Somebody please explain this team to me. They completely dominated the Cowboys last week. This week? They completely fell apart. It was looking like they were going to get ready to make a comeback in the fourth quarter.

But, Melvin Gordon’s fumble-six killed any semblance of momentum they have. By the time the offense got its act back together, it was already nearing the end of the fourth quarter. One step forward, one step back.

21. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1)

Last Week: 18

The Steelers are still desperately clinging onto a wild card seed they probably don’t deserve. Somehow they failed to generate any offense against the Browns, played losing football against the Bears, and let the Lions march down the field in overtime twice. Yet, they didn’t lose any of those games. The Steelers’ five game win streak after starting 1-3 feels a lot like that fake 11-0 start from last year.

20. Carolina Panthers (5-5)

Last Week: 23

You couldn’t make up a story better than Cam Newton triumphantly returning to Carolina to put the season back on track. It kind of reminds me of when the Cincinnati Bengals brought Boomer Esiason back in 1997 to rescue a 1-7 Bengals team.

That team finished 7-9 behind the former MVP. Just two games behind the No. 6 seeded Miami Dolphins. Could Cam play well enough to provide the same kind of false hope in Carolina?

19. Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)

Last Week: 22

Don’t look now, but the Eagles are actually back to being a .500 team over the last six weeks. They also almost played well enough to complete comebacks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Chargers. I’m still not sure who the Broncos are just yet, but a dominating win is all that matters. Believe it or not, this team is actually only one game behind in the race for a playoff spot.

18. San Francisco 49ers (4-5)

Last Week: 20

The 49ers defense made life hell on Matthew Stafford and Jimmy Garoppolo followed up with an efficient night. Deebo Samuel and George Kittle proved earned their keep this week, combining for 147 yards and two touchdowns.

The 49ers get a modest boost in the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings because they’re not the only basement team to upset a contender this week. But, the Rams are still a solid conquest for Kyle Shannahan’s trophy case.

17. Las Vegas Raiders (5-4)

Last Week: 14

I think losing Jon Gruden, Henry Ruggs, and Damon Arnette in back-to-back-to-back weeks may have been a bit much to overcome. The Raiders famously overcame the Gruden drama to decisively beat the Denver Broncos.

But, losing Henry Ruggs clearly crippled their offense against the Giants. This week, they looked totally lost in Kansas City. It’s a shame, because this team had so much potential. But, I think it’s time to start thinking about regrouping in 2022.

16. New Orleans Saints (5-4)

Last Week: 15

Trevor Siemian continues to play well for the New Orleans Saints. Who would have guessed! The Saints actually took one of the hottest teams in the NFL to the wire this week. But, a couple costly mistakes here and there killed them. For example, the fumbled kickoff at the beginning of the second half that set the Titans up at the Saints’ 19. Five plays later, they were down 20-6.

They managed to come back and almost win. But, it was too little too late at that point. This Saints team can be good, but I don’t think they’re quite where they want to be.

15. Cleveland Browns (5-5)

Last Week: 12

Cleveland’s offense looked so much better without OBJ last week. What happened? The Browns got punched in the mouth after their emotional conquering of the Cincinnati Bengals on the road. No such luck in Foxborough, as the Browns fell 31-7 before a knee injury forced Baker Mayfield to sit the rest of the game out. Case Keenum was somewhat more efficient, but less explosive, which is what the Browns really needed at that point.

Luckily, it sounds like Baker will be ok going forward. But, the Browns are going to need to get something figured out if that is how they look without Nick Chubb.

14. Indianapolis Colts (5-5)

Last Week: 16

Staving off a Jaguars comeback might not be the most impressive way to win of all time. But, the Colts are turning their season around. They’ve won four out of their last five, and the one loss was a close overtime loss to the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings best team in football. Don’t sleep on this Colts team’s potential to be alive in January.

13. Minnesota Vikings (4-5)

Last Week: 17

When the Vikings play in sync, special things happen. Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook both played smart, heads up football in what will likely be looked as an upset win over a floundering Chargers team. Also, it helps that Justin Jefferson went off for 143 yards on nine catches. I don’t consider this one a huge upset, however. If the Vikings can play a complete football game, they’re as dangerous as anyone in the NFL.

12. Los Angeles Chargers (5-4)

Last Week: 9

Justin Herbert’s inconsistency that had a lot of people worried about him during the Draft scouting process is starting to rear its ugly head. That’s not to say that he’s terrible or anything like that. But, he has been much less efficient than he was last year. His up-and-down day against the Vikings is a big reason why they lost this game. That’s why they find themselves out of the top 10 in the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings.

11. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4)

Last Week: 13

It’s not too often an NFL football team sees as complete of a victory on their bye week as this. After a rough two weeks against the Jets and Browns, the Bengals almost got vaulted back into control of a playoff spot this week. The Ravens equaled the Bengals’ Jets loss with a loss to the Dolphins. The Browns equaled the Bengals’ blowout loss with an even worse blowout loss to the Patriots (albeit on the road).

The Steelers tied with the winless Lions. Had the Lions’ kicker even made his missed extra point attempt, the Steelers would have lost and the Bengals would be in control of the No. 7 seed. That said, they have the opportunity to go earn it themselves this week against a Raiders team that looks dead in the water.

10. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

Last Week: 7

Did the Cincinnati Bengals expose a major flaw in the Baltimore Ravens’ offense? Allegedly, Brian Flores took some cues from Lou Anarumo’s playbook to pick the Ravens apart defensively this week. Greg Roman is going to need to cook something up fast to avoid proving how easy his system is to figure out. Their remaining schedule is brutal, so hopefully they can make that happen.

9. Los Angeles Rams (7-3)

Last Week: 8

For the second week in a row, Matthew Stafford looked more like the erratic Detroit version of himself. That’s not what the Los Angeles Rams need right now as they try to get back on track. They’re now losers of two straight after looking like one of the hottest teams in the NFL through the first eight weeks. Hence, why they’re now creeping near the edge of the top 10 of the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings.

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3)

Last Week: 6

I would probably have knocked the Bucs down harder in the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, if not for all the other major upsets. The Bucs’ offense made the Washington defense look like the elite unit they were expected to be this year. Tom Brady threw two early interceptions the Bucs were just never really able to recover from. By the time he regained his focus, Washington was already up 13-0. They put together a pretty decent comeback near the end but it was all for naught. 

7. Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)

Last Week: 11

I’ve been assuming the Chiefs are going to bounce back in a big way all year, and they did that this week. Considering the narrative surround them this season, it seems weird to have them in the top 10 of the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, right? Well, this team is 6-4 and top of the AFC West right now, despite their struggles.

Perhaps we shouldn’t read too much into one blowout win over a division opponent that has had the kitchen sink thrown at them over the past month. But, I’d be shocked if the Chiefs missed the playoffs at this point.

6. Arizona Cardinals (8-2)

Last Week: 1

I know the Cardinals still don’t have Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins. But, to be fair, part of the reason I had them at No. 1 in the first place was their ability to win despite those setbacks. They’re out of the top 5 of the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings because the Panthers were supposed to be cooked.

Colt McCoy was inefficient and the Cardinals could barely get anything going on the ground. Perhaps this team will be more dangerous when healthy. But, right now, they don’t look so hot.

5. New England Patriots (6-4)

Last Week: 8

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Bill Belichick is back in a big way, leading the Patriots into the top 5 of the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings. Mac Jones and Brian Hoyer both put on an absolute clinic against a Cleveland Browns team that was riding high on emotion after a crazy Week 9.

Oh, not to mention 184 yards on the ground. The Patriots employed their standard running back committee this week between Rhamondre Stevenson, Brandon Bolden, and JJ Taylor and they STILL had one of those guys hit 100 yards (exactly) this week.

4. Buffalo Bills (6-3)

Last Week: 5

The Buffalo Bills finally conquered Hall of Famer Mike White this week, forcing four interceptions. So, yeah. Maybe the Jets aren’t ready to take off like everyone thought they were. But, great teams blow bad teams out of the water. That, plus the demise of the Cardinals, is why the Bills see a climb in the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings.

3. Dallas Cowboys (7-2)

Last Week: 4

The Cowboys bounced back in a big way this week by doing to the Falcons what they should have done to the Broncos. Some might not value a win like this over the lowly Falcons, but I do. The Cowboys see a jump in the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings because this is not the way teams typically beat the Falcons.

Dak Prescott resumed his Comeback Player of the Year campaign this week with a stunning performance over a Falcons team that has done its fair share of losing this year. But, they typically avoid getting nuked like that.

2. Green Bay Packers (8-2)

Last Week: 3

Aaron Rodgers didn’t look like himself coming off his COVID adventure. But, the rest of the Packers picked up the slack around him much like they did for Jordan Love last week. The Packers’ defense tormented Russell Wilson all night and pitched a shutout at Lambeau.

AJ Dillon found the endzone twice and the Packers escaped with a 17-0 win. This is starting to turn into Rodgers’ worst nightmare. The Packers might not need him anymore and can probably plug anyone in at quarterback if he doesn’t want to play nicely.

1. Tennessee Titans (8-2)

Last Week: 2

The Titans’ rushing attack clearly isn’t the same without Derrick Henry. Adrian Peterson is an easy first ballot Hall of Famer. But, at 36 years old, he’s clearly nothing more than a rotational piece at this point. No matter. Ryan Tannehill is putting this team on his back and willing them to victories. The only question is… is this new formula sustainable?

It might very well be. That is why they’re at the top of the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, and likely will be most of the rest of the year with their schedule. They’ll probably be the AFC’s No. 1 seed at the end of the season. But, are they going to be able to continue that efficiency when every game gets hard in the playoffs?

Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 Training Camp Battles to Watch

Every season, every team uses training camp and preseason games to build out their depth chart. Most positions on most teams are pretty set in stone, either with established veterans or highly-touted rookies. But, there are pitched battles for specific roles and spots on the roster in every training camp. Last year, the biggest battle took place at right tackle between Chukwuma Okorafor and Zach Banner. Banner won the job out of camp, but Okorafor started nearly every game after Banner went down in Week 1.

The year before, the battle for the backup quarterback job between Mason Rudolph, Josh Dobbs, and Devlin Hodges provided important competition that helped prepare Rudolph and Hodges for their surprisingly important role in the 2019 season. These instances exhibit why looking at specific training camp battles can provide essential insights for the upcoming season. Therefore, I’ll be previewing the battles in training camp that I believe will have the most significant impact on the Steelers’ 2021 season. I’ll highlight the position or role and the players in contention for it, break down their case and chance of making the roster, and predict who wins and who doesn’t make the roster. 

Backup Quarterback: Mason Rudolph, Dwayne Haskins, Joshua Dobbs

Unfortunately, the battle for the backup quarterback job is very relevant for the Pittsburgh Steelers once again. With Ben Roethlisberger possibly (hopefully) entering his final season at age 39, Pittsburgh must be prepared if Ben misses time again due to injury. Ben has only played all 16 games four times in his 17-year career, so having a quality backup is necessary. This job is pretty much Mason Rudolph’s to lose. He’s entering a contract year and has not lived up to the front office’s or fan’s expectations. However, Rudolph played a quality game in last season’s regular-season finale in Cleveland. So maybe he can build on that strong finish. Next is Dwayne Haskins, the former Washington first-round pick. Haskins impressed coaches and teammates alike in mini-camp and could be in a position to supplant Rudolph as Ben’s backup and the quarterback of the future. Lastly, Joshua Dobbs is trying to hold onto his QB3 position after returning to Pittsburgh in 2020. Dobbs serves a valuable role on this team as a pseudo-coach and offensive assistant, but his time in Pittsburgh (and the NFL) might be coming to a close. 

Prediction: The Steelers like to keep three quarterbacks, but four seems unlikely. Rudolph is a lock to make the roster based on his experience, and Haskins’ potential is enough to earn him a spot. Dobbs looks to be the odd man out unless Pittsburgh can finesse him onto the IR or something. It’s more likely that Dobbs moves on to starting his career as an aerospace engineer. 

Running Back #2: Benny Snell, Anthony McFarland Jr., Jaylen Samuels, Kalen Ballage

Going into the draft, the Steelers arguably had the worst running back room in the NFL. Thankfully, they used their first-round pick on Najee Harris, who should win the starting job on talent alone. Harris has the size and strength to be effective as a goal-line runner, along with the receiving and pass blocking skills to play on third down. Therefore, there will be no need for situational specialists this year. However, someone will need to spell Harris when he gets tired, which could happen given that he could be looking at a Le’Veon Bell-style workload. Benny Snell started in place of James Conner when he went out with injuries. But “Snell Yeah” quickly turned into “Snell Ya Later,” as he quickly showed that he lacked the requisite speed and athleticism to be a lead running back in the NFL.

Anthony McFarland Jr. was the Steelers’ latest late-round running back experiment, and while he seemingly struggled to acclimate to the speed of the NFL, he now has a whole offseason under his belt. Additionally, McFarland Jr. is reunited with his college coach Matt Canada. Next is Swiss Army Knife Jaylen Samuels, a versatile tool that ultimately remains stuck in neutral. Samuels is entering a contract year, but I don’t expect him to earn many offensive snaps. Finally, the Steelers brought in Adam Gase-favorite Kalen Ballage. Ballage is built very similarly to Harris and is also a versatile offensive weapon. The problem is that Ballage is just not very good. There’s a chance he could take Samuels’ spot, which is why this battle is interesting.

Prediction: I’m not sure if this is a hot take, but here goes: Anthony McFarland Jr. is going to win this job easily. His familiarity and smooth scheme fit with Matt Canada’s new offense will significantly help his case. Additionally, McFarland Jr. provides the perfect complement to Harris, as the lightning to Harris’ thunder. Granted, the offensive line didn’t do Snell many favors last year, but he simply does not have the juice to meaningfully contribute in this league. I also think Ballage has a decent shot at unseating Samuels as RB4. 

Starting Offensive Tackles: Chukwuma Okorafor, Zach Banner, Dan Moore Jr., Joe Haeg, Rashaad Coward

This is undoubtedly the most critical battle at camp. Unlike most of these other battles, the two contenders most likely to win were on the roster last year. Zach Banner won the starting right tackle job out of the preseason last year but tore his ACL in Week 1 and missed the rest of the season. Chukwuma Okorafor took over for him and performed decently well. This year, Okorafor kicks over to the left to take over for the (thankfully) departed Alejandro Villanueva, while Banner will most likely take up the post he won last year on the right side. Objectively, based on their past careers, this duo is among the lesser offensive tackle duos in the NFL. The Steelers are relying heavily on the new scheme and new offensive line coach Adrian Klemm to help rejuvenate a line that looked very uninspired last year. For competition, the Steelers spent a fourth-round pick on Texas A&M tackle Dan Moore Jr. and brought in versatile veterans Joe Haeg and Rashaad Coward. 

Prediction: Despite this being an important training camp battle, it’s also probably the one most likely to go chalk. Assuming both Chuks and Banner stay healthy, I’d be astonished to see one of the other tackles starting going into Week 1. Moore most likely needs some time to adjust to the pro game, while Haeg and Coward should not start unless there is an emergency. 

Starting Center: Kendrick Green, BJ Finney, JC Hassenauer

Arguably the second most crucial battle, Pittsburgh must finally replace Maurkice Pouncey after a storied career. Kendrick Green is a third-round pick that is definitely the future at the position but could also be the present. BJ Finney is back after a one-year rumspringa making his way around the league and has experience starting at center for Pittsburgh. Finally, JC Hassenauer is back after starting four games due to COVID and injuries, but he does not appear to be NFL-material. Finney brings experience and versatility but is unfamiliar and possibly ill-suited for the new offense. Green is precisely that, in terms of his experience, but the Steelers spent a top-100 pick on him for a reason, and Kevin Colbert has a pretty solid track record with offensive linemen. 

Prediction: This one is pretty hard to call at this point. If Randy Fitchner were still here, I’d pick Finney. But he might need to start at guard, and I think Green will win the job in the new system. He’s going to have to earn the job, but I’m sure he’ll be given every opportunity to do so. Green has superior movement skills, which is crucial in Matt Canada’s outside zone-based system. He might take some lumps early on, especially in pass protection. But he’ll be flanked by a good young guard in Kevin Dotson and an experienced recent addition in Trai Turner. By mid-season, he should be up to speed. 

Outside Linebacker #3: Cassius Marsh, Quincy Roche, *Player to be Named Later*

The first two players are pretty firmly entrenched as the backups to TJ Watt and Alex Highsmith, respectively. But one of them will be the third outside linebacker that comes in on passing downs and spells either Highsmith or Watt when they need rest. Alex Highsmith played that role beautifully last year before being thrust into the starting lineup after Bud Dupree tore his ACL. Marsh got some playing time late in the year but was largely unimpressive. He could improve in his second year in Pittsburgh with an entire offseason.

Quincy Roche is an exciting prospect that fell to the sixth-round and is a lot like Highsmith: a relatively smaller defensive end turned outside linebacker that is technically sound. Ultimately, it would shock me if the Steelers don’t bring in another veteran to compete for this slot. During his press time at mini-camp, Keith Butler implied that Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin would be looking to bring another body in for depth and competition. 

Prediction: Depending on who they bring in, I think the extra player will most likely win this job. Otherwise, I believe Marsh wins this job out of camp, but Roche will take it by mid-season. Marsh has the experience, and the coaching staff seemingly likes him. But Roche’s upside will eventually be too tantalizing to be kept on the bench. He’s not ready to be a starter, but he’s got the juice and skills to contribute in a meaningful way as a rookie. 

Slot Defensive Back: Cameron Sutton, James Pierre, Antoine Brooks, Arthur Maulet, Shakur Brown, Lamont Wade

Sadly, the Mike Hilton era has come to a close. Hilton was among the league’s best slot-only corners, bring a unique aggressiveness and toughness to the position (albeit, perhaps at the expense of some coverage skills). The slot corner position will undoubtedly look a lot different for Pittsburgh in 2021. No other corner on the roster possesses Hilton’s blitzing prowess, so whoever replaces him will most likely play a much more normal role as the slot corner. Cameron Sutton has lots of experience playing in the slot in relief of Hilton and in Dime packages. Still, he is slotted to replace Steven Nelson at the outside corner position across from Joe Haden.

This leaves former UDFA James Pierre, who played surprisingly well down the stretch, beating out former third-round pick Justin Layne. Pierre will also be competing for outside corner reps, so maybe he’ll kick Sutton inside sometimes. Next up is the previously mentioned Antoine Brooks. Brooks is decently similar to Hilton as a primarily run support-focused player. He brings better size to the position, but his coverage abilities remain in question. Arthur Maulet was brought in to compete at safety, but he also profiles similarly to Hilton and could kick down to the slot. The last two players, Shakur Brown and Lamont Wade are two similarly diminutive slot-specific players that also began their careers as UDFAs. Brown has better coverage instincts, while Wade is a significantly better athlete.

Prediction: This is pretty tough to project because there are many permutations of inside and outside cornerbacks. Based on what the coaches and beat reporters are saying, I think Brooks might win this job going into Week 1. If the Steelers want their slot defender to do the same things that Mike Hilton did, they need someone willing to stick their nose in the D-gap in run support. Brooks can do that on early downs if the Steelers want to stay in nickel. It remains to be seen how he’ll hold up in coverage against NFL slot receivers; if he struggles there, expect some kind of rotation with James Pierre and Cam Sutton on late and long downs. Also, one of Shakur Brown or Lamont Wade will make this roster or be on the practice squad for the vast majority of the season and contribute in 2022. 

Punter: Jordan Berry, Pressley Harvin III

We close out with everyone’s favorite position: punter. Jordan Berry, Danny Smith’s long-lost Australian lovechild, is back again. Berry is probably a league-average punter, but he’s a very inconsistent player, and his highs are not even that high, especially relative to his abysmal lows. This is why the Steelers used their last draft pick on Pressley Harvin III, the thick king himself. Beyond being a visual hilarity, Harvin is an excellent punter. The reigning Ray Guy award winner, he avered 48 yards per punt this season, downing 22 punts inside the 20 with only three touchbacks. Harvin also has some experience running trick plays at Georgia Tech, so keep an eye out for those. 

Prediction: Typically, seventh-round picks rarely make the active roster and even more rarely win the starting jobs. Obviously, the punter position is slightly different, but I truly believe Harvin will win this job in camp. Berry has been a liability at times, so if Harvin can just be consistently decent, he could very well win this job. 

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