It was a good day week to be a rookie defensive lineman in the NFL. Both Javon Kinlaw and DJ Wonnum continued to show their potential, but a lot of former Gamecocks were either injured or on a bye this week.
Here are some notable performances from this past week.
Davis didn’t have the best week, but give him credit because he went up against the toughest run defense in the league.
Davis only had 44 total yards, but he continued to show that he can be a good replacement for Christian McCaffery.
He will get the chance to start this week too, and he could end up finding a new team after this season due to being a starting quality running back.
Congratulations to Kinlaw on his first NFL career sack. Kinlaw has already been a nightmare for quarterbacks, but he didn’t record a sack before this week.
Kinlaw did all he could to help a beat up 49ers defense stop Drew Brees and the Saints.
MOOK DAWG 😤— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 15, 2020
First career sack for @JavonKinlaw.
📺 #SFvsNO on FOX pic.twitter.com/mcXqDmmzm5
Brees unfortunately suffered an injury in that game, but Kinlaw showed that he’s already one of the best rookies in the league.
I did say last week that Wonnum had the opportunity to show out against a porous Chicago offensive line.
Wonnum picked up his third sack of the season on Monday night. He definitely hasn’t disappointed Vikings fans especially since he secured a victory over the Packers a couple weeks ago.
DJ Wonnum making big plays for the Vikings on MNF 💪 pic.twitter.com/mqOP4oaZBG— The Spurs Up Show (@TheSpursUpShow) November 17, 2020
Wonnum continues to get better every week.
Why not give some love to punters?
Besides the fact that Charleton has a 50 percent completion percentage, he also is 11th in average punting yards in the NFL. He also has the eight longest punt in the league this season with a 67 yard punt.
🚨 FAKE PUNT ALERT 🚨— Mitchel Summers (@MitchSummersTV) November 8, 2020
The Panthers choose to go for the fake punt and Joseph Charlton finds Brandon Zylstra for an easy first down. #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/8LVUEb6Wu8
The Gamecocks finally have an elite punter in the NFL. They haven’t had one since Spencer Lanning.
It was a little bit of a quiet week for Gamecocks in the NFL, but there are still some players I could give credit to. Veterans like Deebo Samuel and Stephon Gilmore should be back soon, and the rookies will continue to improve every week.