4 Rookies That Will Make Biggest Impact for Their Teams in 2019 NFL Season
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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft has come and gone, it's time to stop talking about how good prospects are and time to start talking about how well they fit with their new respective teams.
There's no denying the level of talent across this draft class, but most rookies take time to burst onto the scene. Here are four rookies who are most likely to make the biggest impact in 2019.
4. David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears
David Montgomery is, perhaps, not as well known as a lot of other rookies, but he could become a household name by the end of the 2019 NFL season. Not only did he finish his final season at Iowa State with 1,373 yards from scrimmage and 13 total scores, he also led the nation in broken tackles. He has a fantastic opportunity to fill in for the workhorse role left behind by the departure of Jordan Howard, who was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.
3. Quinnen Williams, DT, New York Jets
It's easy to say someone drafted as high as the third overall pick should be highly impactful for his team as a rookie, but Quinnen Williams was always viewed as a prospect who could help right away. The New York Jets finished ranked 19th in sacks last season, and they are adding one of the better interior pass rushers in this draft.
2. N'Keal Harry, WR, New England Patriots
Not only was N'Keal Harry the second wideout taken in the draft, but he has the luxury of joining the greatest dynasty in the NFL. The New England Patriots are expected to continue their dominance next season, but Tom Brady suddenly finds himself without a few of his weapons thanks to the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, departure of Chris Hogan, and the potential absence of Josh Gordon due to off-field issues. Harry will now step in as a solid goal-line option thanks to his 6-foot-4 frame, and he has displayed the ability to be a do-it-all option when called upon during his time at Arizona State.
1. Josh Allen, DE, Jacksonville Jaguars
Some players are blessed with talent, while others are blessed with a fantastic opportunity. Then, there are players like Josh Allen who are blessed with both. The 2018 Chuck Bednarik Award winner, which recognizes the best defensive player in the country, is joining a team that is widely known for its defense. He's now asked to join a pass rush that already includes Calais Campbell, Marcell Dareus, Myles Jack, Telvin Smith, and Yannick Ngakoue. Allen steps in as a more refined prospect who will likely benefit from more offensive blocking assignments focused on his teammates in his rookie season.
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