If I believe a football player has the potential to become a productive talent, I don't care about his draft status, depth chart position, or how many stops he's had around the NFL. I also don't care if it takes 3-5 years for that talent to blossom to its fullest.
It doesn't mean I hold every player that I'm patient with, but I monitor their whereabouts and progress. This week, I'm sharing my list of players who failed to make a fantasy impact this year but are worth holding or monitoring long-term.
This is far from an exhaustive list or one even prioritized by how much I like them. They're players that caught my eye when scanning current depth charts.
Players with asterisks bookending their names are players whose talent I really liked when studying their college tape despite having a lesser media profile.
WR *Chad Williams*, Arizona
A lot will be said and written about metrics-guy Carlton Agudosi, but the more promising receiver prospect Arizona is Williams, who also ran an impressive 4.3-second 40-yard dash. Williams is a physical receiver who can win the ball in the air, and he has earned recent playing time ahead of the recently promoted Agudosi. Williams is raw with some of the details of route running, but he has a playmaker's mentality and gifts. If he's applying himself, he could make the greatest strides of any receiver on the Cardinals' roster.