Which players should be seeing more snaps this season? We asked Pro Football Focus to pick a player for all 32 teams, and here are the results -- with the statistics to back them up. NFL Nation reporters chime in, too, with their take on each player's future role.
All stats provided by Pro Football Focus.
Defensive tackle David Irving
Pro Football Focus: The Dallas defensive line is struggling to get pressure this season, but Irving has performed well when given the opportunity to rush the passer. He has a sack, three QB hits and eight hurries on only 132 rushes, providing pressure at a higher rate than all but Tyrone Crawford on the Cowboys' line.
NFL Nation: Sometimes players can get overexposed when they play too much. That might be the case with Irving. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli wants to rotate his eight defensive linemen to keep them all fresh. When you don't have the big-dog pass rusher, that's the way to go. Irving, a second-year player who went undrafted in 2015, has been good in small samples, but he will get out of his gap or take the wrong angle to the quarterback to affect a blitz that will upset the coaches. The Cowboys like his potential but don't think he's a full-time, prime-time player right now. -- Todd Archer
Defensive end Romeo Okwara
Pro Football Focus: Okwara has been strong against the run as a rookie, and he should see even more snaps on early downs to spell New York's two workhorses at defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon. Pierre-Paul has played 577 snaps (second in the NFL) and Vernon has played 549 (sixth in the NFL), so getting Okwara out there on early downs could help keep them fresh down the stretch.
NFL Nation: What the Giants liked about Okwara this summer was his ability to play with power and get after the passer. He has some talent but hasn't produced much in his limited playing time to date. The Giants just don't seem willing to ease up on Vernon and Pierre-Paul's workload. Okwara played just nine snaps Monday night against the Bengals, and, unless there is an injury to Vernon or Pierre-Paul, his playing time will probably remain in that range for the rest of the season. Kerry Wynn is their preferred interior rusher on passing downs. -- Jordan Raanan