With the NFL season nearly over, it's time took take a look at the best rookies this year. Several rookies have played important roles, but we can't list each and every player who made an impact. Instead, we'll highlight a few of the best ones. With that in mind, here are the 4 Best Rookies In The NFL This Season:
Honorable Mention: Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks
I'm cheating right off the bat here, but Lockett deserves a mention. He's not quite in the same league as Cooper and the other top rookies, but Lockett has been incredible this season. He has 966 return yards this season with two scores. He already looks like one of the best return men in the NFL. He's taken on an increased role in the offense in recent weeks as well. He's caught 46 passes (on just 57 targets) for 595 yards and six scores. Three of those scores have come in the last two weeks.
4. Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders
Cooper might not even been the best WR on his own team, but he's been very impressive. He's caught 68 passes this season for 1,040 yards and 6 scores. He'd be higher on this list, but his disappearance in few games keeps him in fourth. Cooper will be an elite WR very soon.
3. Jameis Winston, QB, Buccaneers
Being a QB is difficult and being a rookie QB is incredibly hard. Winston struggled at times this season, especially early in the year. He's settled down and has the Buccaneers at 6-8. Winston's completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 3,422 yards, 20 TDs and 12 picks. He's also added 189 yards and five scores on the ground. Winston is far from developed, but he has the makings of a franchise QB.
2. Todd Gurley, RB, Rams
Gurley missed the first few games of the season, but he’s still already racked up 1,000 yards. The Rams’ offense is vastly improved when Gurley returned to action. He hit a rough patch at one point this season, but that had more to do with the terrible QB play from Nick Foles. Gurley has recorded 1,023 yards and nine scores on 210 carries this year. He's also added 25 catches for 181 yards. He's third in the NFL in rushing yards despite missing those games early in the year.
1. Marcus Peters, CB, Chiefs
Peters has been incredible this season. He has seven interceptions, one more than the entire Chiefs team had last season. He's take two of those picks back to the house and is second in the NFL in INTs. He's also added 58 tackles and is tied for NFL lead with 23 pass breakups. Peters hasn't just been one of the best rookies this season, he's been one of the best corners in the NFL.Back to the NFL Newsfeed