2022 NFL Preseason: 7 Players who made a name for themselves in Week 1

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NFL preseason Week 1 star no. 4: Romeo Doubs, WR, Green Bay Packers

Davante Adams is gone, and the Green Bay Packers are looking for that guy to step up. They have Allen Lazard the big body four-year pro to do what big wideouts do. They brought Sammy Watkins in to help with the heavy lifting, especially with Randall Cobb being up there in age. Christian Watson is a deep threat who could dominate as a rookie, but in week one of the preseason fellow rookie, Romeo Doubs make a name for himself. Aaron Rodgers will need a guy who can make the tough catches, Doubs can.

However, his best trait is his explosiveness which he displayed in his first preseason game. The former Nevada star finished with three catches for 45-yards and a touchdown. Replacing Adams in the offense won’t be easy, but Doubs is making a case to be the next man up. He could take on a heavier load as a target for Aaron Rodgers. He was targeted seven times and caught three passes for 45 yards and a score. If he’s showing out in camp and in the pre-season, the Packers could have a star on their hand.

3. Jaquan Brisker, S, Chicago Bears

There was some rookie-on-rookie crime when the Bears and Chiefs faced off. The Chicago Bears safety Jaquan Brisker gave Skyy Moore his welcome to the NFL moment. He was only getting started. Brisker showed why he’s a rookie to keep an eye on after a jaw-dropping hit sent Moore spinning. He followed up with a textbook hard tackle on running back Derrick Gore, but he didn’t stop there.

He then jumped a route and nearly came up with a pick. Here’s the thing for the former Penn State defensive back: that was on one drive.

The Bears are a rebuilding team looking for foundation pieces. Brisker was selected in the second round as one of those pieces. The 6-1 200-pound safety looked like a star in his first preseason game. It’s a long way to go before he can become one in the NFL. However, Bears fans should celebrate the potential that Jaquan Brisker displayed.