Throughout the NFL season, we’ll be ranking the top 10 rookies in the league based on their progress. Here’s the breakdown following Week 5.

10. Green Bay Packers C Josh Myers: He missed Week 5 due to a finger injury, but the second-round pick was the top-rated qualified pass-blocking interior offensive linemen at Pro Football Focus through four weeks. He’s yet to surrender a sack and has given up just one quarterback hit.

9. Denver Broncos CB Patrick Surtain II: The ninth overall selection has surrendered just 18 completions on 30 attempts and a 77.4 passer rating in coverage. He also has an interception.

8. New England Patriots QB Mac Jones: There have been some good and bad moments for the first-rounder thus far, but he’s completed a strong 71.1 percent of his passes. He’ll need to become a bigger playmaker but is on the right track.

7. Los Angeles Chargers OT Rashawn Slater: The No. 13 overall pick finally had a rookie stumble with two sacks allowed Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but he still has the top pass-blocking grade among qualified rookies at PFF.

6. Los Angeles Chargers CB Asante Samuel Jr.: The second-rounder also had some trouble against Cleveland, but he’s intercepted two passes and has a 66.1 passer rating allowed.

5. Philadelphia Eagles WR DeVonta Smith: He’s being overshadowed by a fellow first-rounder to be named, but Smith now has three 70-plus-yard games under his belt and is on pace for a 1,000-plus-yard campaign. He’s also dropped just one pass.

4. Baltimore Ravens edge Odafe Oweh: The first-rounder does a little bit of everything for the Ravens. He has three sacks and eight quarterback hits under his belt.

3. Dallas Cowboys LB Micah Parsons: The versatile first-rounder has shined with 2.5 sacks, 10 quarterback hits, and 25 tackles. He’s a big reason the Cowboys felt comfortable releasing Jaylon Smith.

2. Kansas City Chiefs C Creed Humphrey: The second-rounder now leads all qualified NFL centers with a PFF grade of 87.1. What a pick from Brett Veach and Co.

1. Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase: Only Mike Williams (six) has more touchdowns than Chase (five), and he ranks seventh in the NFL with 456 receiving yards. Congratulations, Joe Burrow.

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.