New sales data from NFLShop.com was released on Wednesday and now we have a good look at how jerseys are selling around the country. Marshawn Lynch joining the Raiders was popular like, really, really popular.
Lynch isn’t just owning the west coast, he’s taking over a good chunk of the country. His new Raiders jersey is the biggest seller in 14 states, bested only by Tom Brady’s 17 states but it should be noted that the Patriots fanbase basically ensure he’ll naturally get six states from New England alone.
The Saints have a pair of first-round picks who could make an immediate impact with cornerback Marshon Lattimore and offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk, but Kamara plays a position RoY voters typically give preference to. The former Tennessee talent is a dynamic threat out of the backfield as both a runner and receiver, and he’ll have plenty of opportunity to shine in a New Orleans offense known for taking off the restrictor plates and letting it fly.
Reddick went from unranked walk-on college prospect to one of the nation’s most productive linebackers, recording 9.5 sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles in his senior season at Temple. He also lit up the NFL Combine, putting up running back-style numbers at the event. His combination of athleticism, strength, and ability to grow will help him make an instant impact in his first season with the Cardinals.
Thomas, who gets his quick feet from Irish step dancing in his teens, is a versatile defensive end who can scramble passers and tailbacks with equal aplomb. He’s a big presence who can record the kind of sack numbers to sway voters this season. San Francisco’s rebuilding defensive depth chart should afford him plenty of pass-rushing chances.