4. Vederian Lowe
With left tackle Trent Brown sidelined in Week 2 due to a concussion, Vederian Lowe made his first-ever NFL start.
The second-year pro didn’t make much of an impact, though. He allowed 1 sack over 74 offensive snaps en route to finishing with pass and run block grades of 49.1 and 46.1, respectively, on Pro Football Focus.
Lowe has a lot to learn and will likely get a chance to do that on the sidelines in Week 3. Brown returned to practice on Wednesday — one day after revising his deal that saw him earn an extra $2 million in incentives — and managed to suit up again on Thursday.
Barring a setback from Brown, there’s no reason to dress Lowe after his latest performance. He still has room for improvement and once he proves that he can be a consistent blocker, I’d be open to the coaching staff giving him another shot.