Hey everyone it’s time to check in on our IDP rookies this week. As usual there were some things to like and some things not to like.
Budda Baker: The good news, Baker played more snaps than last week. The bad news, it went from two snaps to three. He did record some numbers though, recording two solo tackles on the day. I was hoping for more, but as Sticky mentioned on the Read and React Podcast this week (shameless plug) Baker’s best bet to get snaps might be as the CB3, which means he’s probably not seeing a ton of action.
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Haason Reddick: He’s still getting the second-most snaps at ILB for the Cardinals and this week turned in seven tackles, but only one solo. He did get 15 more snaps than last week, taking those directly from Josh Bynes. Arizona is struggling on offense, so it needs its defense to gel quickly.
Duke Riley: Riley saw plenty of action and had five tackles, three solos, on 32 snaps. He may see some more snaps since Vic Beasley will miss the next couple of weeks.
Myles Garrett: As I mentioned last week, Garrett missed the game with a leg injury. It does sound like he has a chance of playing this week though and that is excellent news. The Browns are taking on the Colts and they are just plain bad. Even if Garrett doesn’t play a ton, odds are good he should post some numbers if he plays.
Jabrill Peppers: Per usual Mr. Peppers saw plenty of action again this week. He played 68 snaps and had a kickoff return of eight yards and a punt return that he fair caught. He also turned in five tackles, all solos. Through two weeks, we’ve seen him play a little farther back from the line of scrimmage than most IDP fans would like. Hopefully Indianapolis is the kick start he needs to really shift his rookie season into gear.
Taco Charlton: Well, it’s like this. Charlton played 33 snaps, but netted only one solo tackle on the day and his team got take to the woodshed. Granted his thing is pass rushing and Denver likes to get the ball out quick, but Charlton is getting the snaps but isn’t producing early on.
Jarrad Davis: Davis is one of the few rookies who’s snaps actually went down in Week 2. He only played 42 snaps this week but was pretty productive. He registered six tackles, three solos and got his first sack of the year. He’s giving you some pretty good numbers early on. He’s been worth the early investment you made in him.
Zach Cunningham: Taking over for Brian Cushing in the middle, Cunningham played 43 snaps and recorded four solo tackles. His snaps and tackles will continue to climb with Cushing’s suspension. The Texans dropped some extra safeties into the box to help ease Cunningham’s transition to the field. That will go away as Cunningham becomes more comfortable on the field.
Charles Harris: Harris played 27 snaps and had one solo tackle. The good news was Miami was on the field after the hurricane. No, Harris didn’t look great, but it was his first game. Expect those snaps and numbers to climb.
Jamal Adams: It was not a good day for the Jets. Adams played 57 snaps and had four tackles, three solo. He and Marcus Maye both played the same number of snaps, but Maye had seven tackles, six solos.
Derek Barnett: He’s still getting warmed up but Week 3 seems promising. In Week 2 he played 21 snaps and recorded a single solo tackle. This week he gets the Giants and their pathetic offensive line. That’s meant good numbers for everyone else so far.
Reuben Foster: Foster missed this game with a leg injury and missed Thursday’s game against the Rams as well. With the long layoff San Francisco is hoping he’ll be ready for Week 4.
Solomon Thomas: Thomas had four solo tackles on 48 snaps, second best on the defensive line. Defensive linemen are always a little up and down, so no need to panic yet.
Jayon Brown: Brown didn’t see much opportunity this week. He played only 30 snaps and had only one solo tackle. He was flyer for many people so some patience may need to be required. If an injury happens to one of the other Titans linebackers, there will be opportunity for him.
Jonathan Allen: Well, good news and bad news. The good is that Allen played the most snaps of anyone along the line for Washington. The bad news is all he got for his effort was a lousy assist. Sometimes you just have days like that. Allen is a solid prospect. This was just an off week.