2019: Kerrith Whyte Jr., RB
2019: Stephen Denmark, CB
2018: Javon Wims, WR
2016: Daniel Braverman, WR
A general manager is ultimately judged on wins and losses, and to a larger extent, championships won, but if we’re to break down the job of a GM it all starts with acquiring players through the draft. Free agency is part of the gig no question, but that’s more used to plug holes or to put a team over the top. Finding young and talented football players to fill out a roster is a must, so we’re asking you guys to grade the job done by the Chicago Bears Ryan Pace on a round by round basis.
How would you grade Ryan Pace’s 7th-round picks?
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If the Steelers didn’t poach Whyte from the Bears practice squad, then he’d likely be still on the team, but Whyte saw an opportunity for some real playing time in Pittsburgh and he jumped at the chance.
Denmark is a tall and athletically gifted defensive back that I’m curious to see in camp this year. He was a raw prospect as a converted wide out, but he dominated the competition at Valdosta State in 2018 as a cornerback.
Wims broke through a bit in 2019 with 18 catches for 186 yards, and his role could expand in 2020.
Braverman was a camp favorite as a rookie, but he was a late cut and found himself of the practice squad. He managed to make the active roster for a few games in 2016, but was released the following offseason. He had a couple other NFL practice squad stints before AAF, CFL, and XFL attempts came up empty.
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