Damien Harris, Adam Trautman & Justin Madubuike: Top NFL Prospects To Stand Out This Season


Each and every year, there are a number of different prospects to keep an eye out in the NFL as they look to make an impact in their first year after being drafted.

Indeed, it is always worth having a look at which players could be able to blow everyone out of the water when the upcoming season is set to get underway, as this could be a great way of getting ahead when getting involved with NFL betting or when playing fantasy football with your friends and family.

In this article, we have picked out some of the top NFL prospects that we would expect to stand out this season, with the players to have been picked those that had been drafted in the second round of their respective NFL Draft or lower, rather than some of the stars that were picked as first-round picks, because those guys should be outstanding.

Damien Harris

One man that many will be expecting big things from this season will be Damien Harris. Although he joined the New England Patriots following the 2019 draft as a third-round pick at number 87, the running back was excellent during his college career with Alabama.

He managed to play 251 offensive snaps for the Patriots last season and showed glimpses of what he will bring Bill Belichick’s team as he continued to take hard hits as he carried the ball. He was impressive and is only likely going to continue, and if he can be the player he was for Alabama, New England will have a top third-round player in Harris.

New England is obviously going through a lot of change at the moment and their running back room is currently stacked, expect Harris to be the lead once again this season and build on the 691 rushing yards he had led the team with in 2020.

Adam Trautman

Adam Trautman might not be able to play with Drew Brees this season after the quarterback finally decided to hang his helmet up, but the tight end will have had at least one season with the experienced campaigner after being drafted by New Orleans as the 105th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft in the fourth round.

However, some will suggest that Brees’ retirement could help the Dayton alumni as he was impressive under an offense that was led by Taysom Hill. He was targeted seven times by Hill and managed to beat defenders with ease, whilst also provide a solid block when required.

He was highly effective in offense when targeted, as well. He finished with the highest catch rate of tight ends with 10-24 targets at 94%, thus showing that he could be a potentially dangerous weapon for the Saints’ offense this season.

The 2021 NFL season is one that could be his breakout year as the position is up for grabs in Louisiana and with a limited number of options for Sean Payton, then Trautman could get the opportunity to show why he was a steal in the fourth round.

Justin Madubuike

Justin Madubuike might not have the size or build that would suggest he could be a monster of a defensive lineman, however he has all the ability to be just that for the Baltimore Ravens in the upcoming season.

Drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft as a third-round pick at No. 71, the former Texas A&M alumni has plenty of tackling ability that could be a huge benefit for the Ravens’ defense. He managed to make 11 sacks and provide 23 tackles for a loss over his final two years at college.

His importance to the franchise was highlighted in the 2020 season when he became a key rotational player for John Harbaugh’s side, and was impressive in their playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, as he managed to achieve a sack, two tackles for a loss, as well as a pass defensed.

With Baltimore’s line being full of experienced veterans, fresh young blood could be given the chance to shine on a number of occasions, so expect Madubuike to take full advantage and explode in the 2021 NFL Season, despite having been a third-round pick, who many would have expected to have gone higher up the board given what he can provide and do.

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