2018 Practicum Radio - NFL Predictions
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The 2018 NFL Season is upon us and our 999theWild staff has made their predictions for several categories. Practicum Radio and Sports Broadcasting students looked into the future and made predictions on the Super Bowl, Rookies of the Year, the MVP and how the Cowboys will do this season. Check out our picks. Let us know how we did on twitter @999thewild.
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5) Alvin Kamara- The New Orleans running back was electric out of the Saints backfield as a rookie last season rushing for 728 yards and 8 touchdowns. Kamara also averaged over 6 yards a carry for the season with a long of 74 yards. Not only was Kamara a runner, he put up 826 yards and 5 touchdowns receiving, and averaged 32 yards per return along with a 106 yard touchdown return as a kick returner. Not many teams will stack the box to stop the run because quarterback Drew Brees is a proven top 3 quarterback and can easily spread the field. Kamara’s number of carries will increase due to the fact Mark Ingram is suspended for the first four games of the season.
4) Deshaun Watson- Quarterback Deshaun Watson showed signs of being special last season, although his time was limited due to a torn ACL in November. In 7 games, Watson threw for 1,699 yards and had a 19/8 touchdown to interception ratio. Over Watson's six starts, he had a 109 QBR, which led the league during that span. The Texans return both of Watson’s top wideouts DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller V. Entering his second year healthy, Watson will have a better understanding for the playbook and NFL should slow down for him.
3) Tom Brady- The Patriots Quarterback coming off yet another stellar year leading the Patriots all the way to a superbowl appearance. Brady threw for 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns. Despite entering this season 41 years old, Brady has shown no signs of slowing down by playing in all 19 games last season and not missing a game due to injury since 2008. Brady has been the most consistent player in the league over the past 8 seasons and will be hungary for a championship coming off a disappointing loss against the Eagles in super bowl 52 last season.
2) Todd Gurley- Coming off a carer year, Rams running back Todd Gurley is looking to lead the Rams to the playoffs again. Gurley finished second in the league in rushing last season rushing for 1,305 yards averaging almost 5 years a carry. Gurley also led the league in rushing touchdowns with 13 in 15 games. The Rams will give Gurley a ton of carries a game in a offense that relies on the run game. Gurley looks to led the Rams back to the superbowl for the first time since 2000.
1) Aaron Rodgers- After a hot start to the 2017 season where Rodgers threw for 1,675 yards and 16 touchdowns in 6 games, Rodger’s took a hit against minnesota that broke his collarbone ending his season. Heading into his 14th season, Rodgers looks to add to his legacy by adding a second super bowl to his HOF resume. When healthy, the 2 time MVP (2011,2014) is arguably the best quarterback in the league and a future hall of famer.
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