Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Jun 2009

ESPN INSIDER: NFC Building Blocks

As part of ESPN's Blog Network-wide feature today on the Ultimate Building Blocks in their division, we're doing a two-part feature on ESPN Insider today and tomorrow looking at five players who could join those lists with a big 2009.

In the NFC, those five players are:

- Clifford Avril
- Miles Austin
- Sam Baker
- Jason Campbell
- Parys Haralson

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 11 Jun 2009

6 comments, Last at 12 Jun 2009, 12:14pm by GnomeChumpsky


by Tim Wilson :: Thu, 06/11/2009 - 11:39am

Like the love for Austin. We haven't had a true deep threat in Dallas since Terry Glenn.

by bubqr :: Thu, 06/11/2009 - 2:46pm

Don't understand the love for M.Austin. Right now, he's nearly all-potential, and it seems like he's nearly a lock for next year Pro Bowl all around the web. As an Eagles fan, I have to say that I like D.Hixon's chances more than Austin's (In the "WR with 40 catches in career poised to have 80 next year" category).

Anyway, like the other picks. Carriker might have a shot to make the list next year too, I'm really curious to see what Spag can do with him.

by Snack Flag (not verified) :: Thu, 06/11/2009 - 3:25pm

Jason Campbell? Get ready for Chris in 5,4,3,2,1..

by Jimmy :: Thu, 06/11/2009 - 3:59pm

I like the Harylson pick. Calvin Pace had 8 sacks the year before he hit free agency and got a massive free agent contract. Harylson had eight sacks and got a tiny deal.

I also do greatly appreciate throwing some of the names out there so we can argue about them.

by MilkmanDanimal :: Fri, 06/12/2009 - 10:48am

Can the NFC South get a better blogger than Pat Yasinkas? He picks ten players to help win the Super Bowl for the next three years. #1? Drew Brees. OK, I can see that. #4? Matt Ryan. Wait, you're taking two QBs in the top four?

Seriously, this guy drives me nuts.

by GnomeChumpsky (not verified) :: Fri, 06/12/2009 - 12:14pm

I can't agree with you more about Yasinskas. You also have to love his brief cop out for avoiding Abraham, even though he didn't pick a pass-rusher, and his "oh, what the heck" selection of Beason, Vilma, and Ruud.