As we enter NFL Week 7 games, we keep our eyes on the recent additions to the professional football teams, the rookies. A lot of teams drafted these young men in order to help fill a weakness, which allowed them to get playing time right from the start; while others are still being trained to bring out their full potential. Here are some of the rookies that have been impressing their teammates, coaches, fans, and even the experts, and are being looked at like possible candidates for winning the Rookie of the Year award.
RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
Gurley has started two games, and played in three, but in that short time he has made a huge impact for the Rams offense. He has run a total of 314 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. He is a great player to have when you are after a first down. He has yet to score, but with his abilities, it won’t take too long.
DE Leonard Williams, New York Jets
Williams has been such a huge addition to the Jets defense that Todd Bowles has no plans on benching him. He was dominating in the games against the Dolphins, and his recent shut down of the Redskins; in his five starts, he has 20 tackles so far.
WR Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
Cooper is showing vast progress in many different aspects of being a wide receiver, as he has caught for 386 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is only overshadowed by Keenan Allen who is playing at an All-Pro level.
CB Ronald Darby, Buffalo Bills
He makes a dangerous duo with Stephen Gilmore as they move in to shut down the wide receivers with 29 tackles and 2 interceptions.
DE Henry Anderson, Indianapolis Colts
Anderson is said to have singlehandedly turned the Colts defensive line around, which is a big deal considering their poor start to the season; having 26 tackles and a very important sack.
CB Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs
He is already showing his talent on the field, and has promise of becoming a premier press-man corner. Peters was instrumental against the Vikings last week, as he came with an interception and pass deflections.
QB Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
Showing guts on the field last week as the Dolphins defense brutally hit him, he is giving everyone the vibe of a good leader. Already throwing for 9 touchdowns and 1,239 yards makes him a promising candidate.
LB Jordan Hicks, Philadelphia Eagles
Hicks, now being called Simba, after having a great month of playing and getting 37 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception; quickly learning from veterans DeMeco Ryans talent.
CB Damarious Randall, Green Bay Packers
Quick on his feet and a level-head gave this player 19 tackles, along with many game-changing ball deflections. He got a great deflection against Phillip Rivers and the Chargers, which could have possibly cost them the game.
WR Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
One of the many great rookies on the Vikings roster, Diggs has stepped up his game as he caught for 129 yards against the Chiefs in Week 6, making him a lethal receiver on the field.
With these 10 rookies showing their talent during NFL Week 6, we can anticipate to see some similar performances from them during the upcoming football games in Week 7.