As we enter the home stretch of the 2017 NFL regular season, here’s a fresh look at the league’s top 10 rookies.
1. New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore: The first-round pick out of Ohio State continues to stand out on defense for a Saints team that can’t lose.
2. Saints RB Alvin Kamara: The third-round pick out of Tennessee continues to stand out on offense for a Saints team that can’t lose.
Among 38 players with 100-plus touches, these are the NFL's yards-per-touch leaders:
1. Chris Thompson, Redskins (7.2)
2. Alvin Kamara, Saints (7.2)
3. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs (5.8)
4. Tevin Coleman, Falcons (5.5)
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3. Buffalo Bills CB Tre’Davious White: While Buffalo’s season goes up in flames, the first-round pick out of LSU continues to excel as the team’s top cover man.
4. Saints OT Ryan Ramczyk: It looks as though the first-rounder out of Wisconsin has what it takes to become a perennial Pro Bowler on either side in New Orleans.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster: After back-to-back monster games, the 20-year-old came back to earth with a so-so performance against the Titans in Week 11. He still leads all rookie receivers with 568 yards and five touchdowns.
6. Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette: It’s been an up-and-down rookie season, but the No. 4 overall pick out of LSU was at least a workhorse in a tough Week 11 victory over Cleveland, rushing 28 times for 111 yards.
7. San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster: In the No. 8 spot last week, a bye week helps the first-round Alabama product out because so many guys above him struggled.
8. Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt: After going over 100 yards rushing in four of his first five NFL games, the third-round pick out of Toledo has failed to hit the 90 mark in each of his last five. But he still leads the AFC in scrimmage yards.
9. New York Giants TE Evan Engram: Even after the first-round pick out of Mississippi caught just one nine-yard pass Sunday against the Chiefs, his numbers are right there with Smith-Schuster.
10. Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen: The fourth-rounder out of North Carolina A&T was in a slump before bouncing back with 59 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in Week 11, but he gets this spot almost by default because nobody else has been very good.
Honorable mentions: Steelers OLB T.J. Watt, Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett, New York Jets S Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, Cincinnati Bengals DE Carl Lawson, Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp, Detroit Lions LB Jarrad Davis, Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson, Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky and S Eddie Jackson