2. Deneric Prince
Prince looked like a lock to make the roster just a couple of short weeks ago, but he’s since fallen out of favor with the coaching staff and it seems La’Mical Perine is ahead of him now.
An undrafted rookie out of Tulsa, Prince impressed early in training camp with his pass-catching ability and prowess in the return game. That hype didn’t translate to the preseason though, as Prince struggled on special teams and rushed for only 34 yards on 10 carries in the first two contests.
Perine dominated touches ahead of Prince over the last couple of weeks and found the end zone, justifying the coaches’ decision to play him.
The skillset Prince has is a desirable one, though he needs to improve in areas like pass protection to find a spot in the league. I expect him to make a practice squad at worst, as it’s clear Dave Toub likes what he brings to the return game.
These last couple of weeks haven’t been great for Prince, but he’s got a bright future ahead of him.