Nov 7, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (11) in action during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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