Throughout the NFL season, we’re ranking the top 10 rookies in the league based on their progress. Here’s the breakdown following Week 10:

10. Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool: Only five NFL players have caught more touchdowns passes this season than the Notre Dame second-rounder (seven). He’s also on pace to push 1,000 yards for an unbeaten team.

9. Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb: The first-round Oklahoma product was again a big factor for Dallas despite quarterback issues in Week 9. He leads all rookies with 44 catches.

8. New England Patriots G Michael Onwenu: The sixth-round pick has been a pleasant surprise for a Patriots team in trouble this season. He’s surrendered just two sacks and seven pressures in nine starts.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Tristan Wirfs: The No. 13 overall pick out of Iowa has been responsible for just one sack on Tom Brady through 10 games.

6. Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa: The sample remains small for the No. 5 overall pick out of Alabama, but he’s yet to lose a start, he’s yet to throw an interception, and he has a triple-digit passer rating.

5. Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow: It’s been an up-and-down rookie campaign for the No. 1 overall pick out of LSU, but he’s limited his mistakes throughout the year.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars RB James Robinson: The undrafted Illinois State product is one of just five players with more than 900 scrimmage yards this season. He’s also scored a solid seven touchdowns on a bad team.

3. Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins: Since the start of October, the second-round Clemson product leads all AFC wide receivers with 528 receiving yards. He hit the triple digits again last week against a tough Pittsburgh Steelers D.

2. Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson: After another 100-yard performance in Week 10, the first-round LSU product leads all rookie receivers with 762 receiving yards.

1. Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert: The No. 6 overall pick out of Oregon is a top-10 quarterback when it comes to touchdowns, yards per attempt, passer rating, and QBR. Critically, he has a triple-digit rating on third down and on deep passing attempts. He hit a bit of a bump last week against Miami, but has been killing it overall.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.