Stock up: Sam Williams, EDGE
Looking to replace Randy Gregory, Dallas used a second-round pick on Ole Miss pass rusher Sam Williams. Entering Week 7, he was a bit of an afterthought as DeMarcus Lawrence, Dorance Armstrong, and Dante Fowler, Jr. had been receiving the majority of the snaps on the edge.
That could change now that Williams had a breakout game against the Lions. The rookie ended up recording three tackles and his first two sacks of the season. Two of those plays ended up making the highlight reel as he body-slammed Jamaal Williams on a tackle for a loss and later recorded a fumble which he recovered. The body slam probably should have been a penalty, but it still showed off how strong he is.
Williams had been getting into the backfield before this game, showing off a quick burst and it felt like a matter of time until he started to get home. That happened against Detroit and his stock is at an all-time high following that performance.
Stock down: Terence Steele, Offensive Tackle
Terence Steele has been a solid find as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and has developed into a decent starting right tackle. Having said that, Sunday was not his best game. Rookie Aidan Hutchinson recorded 1.5 sacks and was able to get past Steele more than once. Plus, he had yet another penalty at the line of scrimmage.
Overall, he’s still done very well in 2022 but the struggles in pass protection this past weekend have dinged his stock a bit.