Week 1 Film Room - Rookie OL Review: Ekwonu, Neal, Cross, Johnson, Green & Linderbaum
Welcome back everyone to another NFL season. To kick things off I decided to take a closer look at the debuts of six rookie offensive linemen; Panthers LT Ikem Ekwonu, Ravens C Tyler Linderbaum, Chargers RG Zion Johnson, Giants RT Evan Neal, Texans LG Kenyon Green and Seahawks LT Charles Cross.
I selected a handful of plays from each player’s tape that spoke to what stood out most from their debut. This ranged from specific matchups, traits and a combination of the two. Some of the takeaways are more pertinent than others, with everything needing to be taken into context of it being their first pro game. I focused on strengths and weaknesses with an eye on future development and certain areas of improvement.
As the season progresses we will check back in on these players and other key rookies that I didn’t get to cover in this first film room (Cowboys LT Tyler Smith, Bears LT Braxton Jones, etc.).
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