• Travis Tyler

My Top Rookies by Position 2019

Possibility of playing time was a tie-breaking factor in many cases. Obviously, everyone has their own opinion and can be wrong sometimes, but here are my top 5 rookies at each position RIGHT NOW:

QB (these are the only 3 rookies I see getting on the field this season. If Drew Lock- Broncos plays, he jumps over Jones)

  1. Kyler Murray- Cardinals

  2. Dwayne Haskins- Redskins

  3. Daniel Jones-Giants

These are the only 3 rookies I see getting on the field this season. If Drew Lock- Broncos plays, he jumps over Jones.

RB

  1. David Montgomery- Bears

  2. Josh Jacobs- Raiders

  3. Miles Sanders-Eagles

  4. Justice Hill- Ravens

  5. Alexander Mattison- Vikings

Mattison ends up on this list simply because Minnesota doesn’t really have anyone behind Dalvin Cook.

WR

  1. DK Metcalf- Seahawks

  2. Deebo Samuel- 49ers

  3. Parris Campbell- Colts

  4. Marquise Brown- Ravens

  5. N’Keal Harry- Patriots

Seattle’s uncertainty at receiver gives Metcalf the top spot due to potential contribution. Brown is lower because the Ravens offense will be run heavy. Still expect him to factor into that phase as well.

TE

  1. TJ Hockenson- Lions

  2. Kahale Warring- Texans

  3. Noah Fant- Broncos

  4. Josh Oliver- Jaguars

  5. Jace Sternberger- Packers

Hockenson’s the best all around tight end in this class. Warring gets the number 2 spot because he blocks better than the other three.

T

  1. Andre Dillard- Eagles

  2. Dalton Risner- Broncos

  3. Jawaan Taylor- Jaguars

  4. Greg Little- Panthers

  5. Tytus Howard- Texans

Risner is the most complete tackle in my opinion, plus he’s playing for his hometown team. That comfortability can help a lot with his ability to adapt to the team. The others all go to teams in desperate need of o-linemen, which gives them opportunities.

G

  1. Chris Lindstrom- Falcons

  2. Cody Ford- Bills

  3. Dru Samia- Redskins

  4. Nate Davis- Titans

  5. Ben Powers- Ravens

Lindstrom tops the list because he is a natural guard, while Ford is making the switch from tackle. I expect both to start but also a small learning curve for Ford. Samia, Davis, and Powers will all compete for playing time with their respective teams.

C

  1. Erik McCoy- Saints

  2. Garrett Bradbury- Vikings

  3. Elgton Jenkins- Packers

  4. Lamont Gaillard- Cardinals

  5. Ross Pierschbacher- Redskins

All these guys should push for playing time. McCoy jumps Bradbury for me because he is a little more physical. Both will be good players right away.

DT

  1. Quinnen Williams- Jets

  2. Ed Oliver- Bills

  3. Christian Wilkins- Dolphins

  4. Jerry Tillery- Chargers

  5. Trysten Hill- Cowboys

I shouldn’t have to explain my top 3. Tillery and Hill are guys I love to watch, so I had to include them.

DE

  1. Josh Allen- Jaguars

  2. Montez Sweat- Redskins

  3. Nick Bosa- 49ers

  4. Brian Burns- Panthers

  5. Clelin Ferrell- Raiders

Deep class. I tend to favor the longer, more athletic and explosive d-ends, which is why Allen and Sweat are at the top and also why Burns jumps Ferrell. These guys should all bey day 1 starters.

LB

  1. Devin White- Buccaneers

  2. Devin Bush- Steelers

  3. Bobby Okereke- Colts

  4. Germaine Pratt- Bengals

  5. Drue Tranquill- Chargers

Pratt adds speed to group that needs it,making him an immediate consideration for quality playing time. Tranquill plays with a toughness that NFL linebackers need. It was also not a very deep class, so options were limited.

CB

  1. Byron Murphy- Cardinals

  2. DeAndre Baker- Giants

  3. Greedy Williams- Browns

  4. Justin Layne- Steelers

  5. Sean Bunting- Buccaneers

Thought about putting Layne ahead of Greedy, but, while Layne is more physical and sound, Greedy makes more explosive plays. Bunting gets the last spot because of how abysmal Tampa’s secondary is. He may end up starting.

S

  1. Johnathan Abram- Raiders

  2. Nasir Adderley- Chargers

  3. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson- Saints

  4. Deionte Thompson- Cardinals

  5. Marquise Blair- Seahawks

Blair jumps guys like Taylor Rapp and Juan Thornhill because he fits his defense better.

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