2. Sam Williams
Don't get the wrong message, folks. We're higher on Williams than most, but the sheer hype he's received on Twitter has been a little overwhelming. So much so that fans are expecting an 8-10-sack season from the 2022 second-round pick.
Are we sure that's realistic with how many pass rushers Dallas has?
Between Micah Parsons, DeMarcus Lawrence, Dorance Armstrong and Dante Fowler, Williams is destined to split snaps. While Armstrong faded as a pass rusher in the second half of last season, the coaching staff clearly likes what he brings on first and second down.
Williams' rookie stats look nice, but he needs to show more consistency. There were multiple games last year where he'd blow up a running play or force a throwaway by getting into the backfield then disappear for 20 snaps.
Williams has the potential to be more than a splash player -- he could make that leap this season -- but not every young player experiences linear progression. There's reason to be excited about Williams' future, but let's take a pause for the cause before we go crowning him as D-Law's eventual successor.