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  1. Watt is tops in disrupted dropbacks

    Paul Kuharsky

    How can we compare the impact players at different positions are having for a defense? That's a question some of the gang at ESPN Stats and Info were considering as they came up with "disruption percentage." Basically, it's a stat created to ma...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  2. Kiper big fan of Texans DE Crick

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Houston Texans have gotten a lot of praise for fourth-round pick Jared Crick, a defensive end out of Nebraska. In his final Insider file assessing early impact players out of the draft, Mel Kiper Jr. looks at the fourth, fifth, sixth and seven...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  3. Peeking at Kiper's second-day impact list

    Paul Kuharsky

    Three new members of the AFC South make Mel Kiper's list of NFL draft, Day 2 impact players . It's an Insider file, but we have legal permission to borrow divisional elements. Here they are straight from Mel. Colts tight end Coby Fleener "Th...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  4. One prediction of quick impact for Reed

    Paul Kuharsky

    Out of four players on offense and four players on defense from the second and third rounds who he ranks as immediate impact players, Mel Kiper points to Houston for one. ReedHere's what he says about second-round linebacker Brooks Reed: The impa...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  5. Reading the coverage: No honeymoon for Jags

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Impact players in the division, from Matt Bowen. Houston Texans Megan Manfull looks at Rex Grossman. I don't know if it's her last story, but I know it was her last practice. Manfull is moving on to a ...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  6. RTC: Bjoern Werner gaining strength

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Indianapolis Colts ... Bjoern Werner needed to get a lot stronger to give himself to be an impact player, and the Colts feel like he's gained strength, says Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. "What does (Rob) Chu...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  7. Luv Ya Blue's Culp ninth Oiler in Hall

    Paul Kuharsky

    Pro Football Hall of Fame senior inductee Curley Culp started off with Kansas City, but he made a huge impact with the Houston Oilers, too. The six-time Pro Bowler was named the NFL's defensive player of the year by the Newspaper Enterprise Associ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  8. Kiper likes Carter, Klug for early impact

    Paul Kuharsky

    Looking for impact from players drafted in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds? So is Mel Kiper. Of the nine players he singles out here, two are from the AFC South. Delone Carter, RB, Indianapolis Colts (Round 4, No. 22) The impact...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  9. Big Question: The highest-impact rookie?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Which AFC South rookie will have the biggest impact? There are plenty of opportunities for first-year players in the AFC South, and it makes sense that a high draft pick who fills a need and will get time on the field will be the choice here. I...

    Blog | July 06, 2010
  10. Mailbag: Lots of questions on receivers

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Keith in North Carolina writes: Fantasy Question: Who had the edge for third WR in Indy? I drafted Garcon b/c he's a speedy edge player. But will Austion Collie have more of a fantasy impact as a Brandon Stokley ...

    Blog | September 06, 2009
  11. Expect diversified role for Titans' Johnson

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Johnson One popular offseason story has been how the proliferation of spread offenses in college will continue to impact the NFL and how offensive players who were fe...

    Blog | March 27, 2009
  12. Titans Jones won rookie symposium challenge

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky The Titans like Jason Jones' wing span and motor, and they expect the second rounder from Eastern Michigan to be an impact player for them as a rookie. They certainly have to be pleased with how he paid attention at...

    Blog | July 10, 2008
  13. AFC South impact rookies

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky It's no surprise that when my colleague Bill Williamson pieced together a list of the 10 rookies he expects to make the biggest impact in the league this season, he did not include a player from the AFC South. The d...

    Blog | July 07, 2008