An amazing athlete who has a strong grasp of the playbook can pretty much guarantee a roster spot at nearly every position, but a receiver or running back who can't hold onto the ball has almost no chance of a long-term future. It often turns out that the player who actually shows good hands during training camp is the receiver who ends up earning the last receiver's spot.
MM on rookie WR Jeff Janis: He's made a play every day he's been out there. Still waiting to get him cleared to play vs. St. Louis.The one droptastic exception has been their 7th round pick WR Jeff Janis. A case of the shingles kept him out of their first preseason game, but if he's learned the offense, he might find himself as the No. 4 wide receiver because he's hanging onto the ball. I doubt he has a chance of moving ahead of Boykin, but he might start outplaying him very soon if this keeps up.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 12, 2014
Assuming he's cleared to play, the player I'll be most interested in watching in their next preseason game is Janis.