Throughout the NFL season, we’re ranking the top-10 rookies in the league based on their progress. Here’s the breakdown following Week 11.
10. Miami Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle: The No. 6 overall selection has put together three consecutive 60-plus-yard games and is on track to make a run at a 1,000-yard rookie campaign.
9. Detroit Lions OT Penei Sewell: The No. 7 overall pick is really starting to rock now. He’s surrendered zero sacks and just one quarterback hit in his last five games.
8. Miami Dolphins S Jevon Holland: The third-highest graded qualified rookie defender at Pro Football Focus has 45 tackles, a pick, two sack, and five quarterback hits.
7. Los Angeles Chargers OT Rashawn Slater: The No. 13 overall selection has surrendered a sack in just two games this season in support of quarterback Justin Herbert. He has the top pass-blocking grade among first-year players at PFF.
6. Philadelphia Eagles WR DeVonta Smith: The No. 10 overall pick is on track for a 1,000-yard, six-touchdown rookie campaign.
5. Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase: He’s slowing down, but the No. 5 overall pick still ranks sixth in football with 867 receiving yards and has scored eight touchdowns.
4. New England Patriots QB Mac Jones: The AFC leader in completion rate has a 102.9 passer rating over the last eight weeks.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris: Only two running backs in football have more scrimmage yards than the No. 24 overall selection. He’s also up to seven touchdowns.
2. Dallas Cowboys LB Micah Parsons: The No. 12 overall pick was absolutely dominant in a losing effort Sunday against the Chiefs. He leads all rookies with eight sacks to go along with two forced fumbles and 62 tackles.
1. Kansas City Chiefs C Creed Humphrey: The second-round pick is PFF’s top-rated center, not just among rookies, but among everyone. And by a significant margin. He deserves to be a first-team All-Pro at the age of 22.