Every NFL Wednesday, the Rookie Diary honors the most prominent rookies. The best offensive beginner, his defensive alter ego, the action, the revelation of the week, the flop… And, to finish, the Power Rooking. Everything, you will know everything about the Rookies!
Offensive Rookie of the Week
Treylon Burks – WR – Tennessee Titans (18th pick)
7 receptions, 111 yards
The former Arkansas receiver has been back for 2 games. He distinguished himself by a reception allowing his team to win the first necessary attempt, sealing the victory of his team against Green Bay.
Beating Jaire Alexander several times, he should be more focused in the coming weeks. Promising.
Special mention: Christian Watson – WR – Green Bay Packers (34th choice)
He confirms his good performance against the Cowboys by scoring twice against the Titans. The player from North Dakota State is now the rookie leader in the number of touchdowns scored on reception with 5.
Defensive Rookie of the Week
Marcus Jones – CB – New England Patriots (85th pick)
4 punt returns, 109 yards, 1 touchdown
In addition to not having much work given the performance of the Jets attack, the former Houston has distinguished himself on special teams.
Indeed, he returned a punt for a touchdown from 84 yards to give victory to his team 5 seconds from the end of the match. And even better, he is the first player this season to do so.
Special mention: Aidan Hutchinson – EDGE – Detroit Lions
He was absolutely everywhere! Deflected pass, interception, fumble covered, the former Michigan neutralized the attack of the Giants. Well helped by another rookie, the former Illinois safety Kerby Joseph, author of an interception.
action of the week
Chris Olave – WR – New Orleans Saints (11th choice)
Andy Dalton’s bombshell, a route that puts Jalen Ramsey in the wind and in safe hands. Chris Olave brings you the action of the week.
Andy Dalton’s 💣 for Chris Olave and a new TD for the Saints 🔥 #LARvsNO #Saints
— TDActu.com – NFL News 🏈 (@TDActu) November 20, 2022
Revelation of the week
Isaiah Pacheco – RB – Kansas City Chiefs (251st pick)
15 carries, 107 yards
He moved past Clyde Edwards-Hilaire as starting running back after his strong performance against the Jaguars. The former Rutgers confirmed against the Chargers, still struggling to defend against the run.
He only needed a touchdown to reward another good performance.
Flop of the week
Kayvon Thibodeaux – EDGE – New York Giants (5th choice)
Dominated by the offensive line of the Lions, the defensive line of the Giants did not show and in particular Kayvon Thibodeaux. The former Oregon was unable to be decisive in his own red zone, not stopping Jamaal Williams, who saw triple.
Another flop: Dameon Pierce (RB, Texans).
Offensive Power Rooking
1. Dameon Pierce – RB – Houston Texans
10 games, 175 carries, 780 yards, 3 touchdowns, 24 receptions, 135 yards, 1 touchdown
2. Kenneth Walker – RB – Seattle Seahawks
9 games, 121 carries, 587 yards, 7 touchdowns, 9 receptions, 103 yards
3. Chris Olave – WR – New Orleans Saints
10 games, 51 receptions, 760 yards, 3 touchdowns
4. Drake London – WR – Atlanta Falcons
10 games, 39 receptions, 409 yards, 4 touchdowns
5. Garrett Wilson – WR – New York Jets
10 games, 44 receptions, 533 yards, 2 touchdowns
Defensive Power Rooking
1. Gardner Sauce – BC – New York Jets
10 games, 45 tackles, 2 interceptions, 14 passes defended
2. Tariq Woolen – CB – Seattle Seahawks
10 matches, 34 tackles, 5 interceptions, 9 passes defended, 2 fumbles covered, 1 touchdown
3. Jaquan Brisker – S – Chicago Bears
11 games, 73 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 1 covered fumble, 1 pass defensed, 4.5 tackles for loss
4. Devin Lloyd – LB – Jacksonville Jaguars
10 games, 72 tackles, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles covered, 7 passes defended, 3.5 tackles for loss
5. Aidan Hutchinson – EDGE – Detroit Lions
9 games, 31 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 covered fumble