Predictions for 1 first-time Pro Bowler on all 32 NFL teams
New Orleans Saints: Paulson Adebo, CB
During his time at Stanford, Paulson Adebo was considered a legitimate first-round draft prospect, which made it surprising when he fell to the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. However, he quickly showed at the next level why some felt he was one of the best cornerbacks in the draft class, playing in nearly 80 percent of the Saints’ defensive snaps.
Adebo would end up putting together an outstanding rookie campaign, picking off three passes, and racking up nearly 70 tackles. For a Saints team that had plenty of ups and downs, Adebo’s rookie season was a bright spot, and in 2022, he could end up being one of the better shutdown corners in the NFC.
New York Giants: Azeez Ojulari, LB
Azeez Ojulari was a second-round pick of the New York Giants in 2021, after a standout final season with the Georgia Bulldogs. Ojulari finished his college career being named the MVP of the Peach Bowl, and at the next level, it did not take him very long to get acclimated.
As a rookie, Ojulari would set the stage for what should be an outstanding NFL career, as he set a Giants rookie sack record with eight in 2021. With a new defensive coordinator at the helm and more talent around him in 2022, there is no doubt Ojulari should be a double-digit sack guy in Year 2.