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Week 18 Rookie Report: Trevor Lawrence Flashes Brilliance

Week 18 Rookie Report: Trevor Lawrence Flashes His Brilliance

Stock Up Offensive Players

QB: Trevor Lawrence –  Lawrence had his best game as a pro on Sunday, as the Jaguars played spoiler to the Colts. He finished the day 23/32, 223 yards, 2/0, with a rating of 111.9, and a grade of 83.8. 

QB: Davis Mills – Mills might have been the best surprise of any rookie this season and proved that on Sunday. Mills was 23/33, 301 yards, 3/0, with a rating of 128.5, and a grade of 78.0. 

WR: Amon-Ra St. Brown – St. Brown kept it going on Sunday, capping off a great rookie campaign. On the day, he had 8 catches for 109 yards and a TD, earning himself a grade of 90.6.

WR: Ihmir Smith-Marsette – Smith-Marsette was a fifth-round pick but had not been able to break in just yet. On Sunday, he made the most of his touches. He caught 3 balls for 103 yards and a score, good for a grade of 82.2.

OL: James Hudson – Hudson has struggled the majority of his season but had a really strong finish to the season. He blocked very well in the run game and allowed 0 pressures on 27 dropbacks. He finished with a grade of 90.0. 

OL: Quinn Meinerz – Meinerz had a very solid rookie season and finished strong on Saturday night. Meinerz blocked well in the run game and allowed zero pressures in the pass, as he finished with a grade of 74.3.

Stock Down Offensive Players 

QB: Zach Wilson – Wilson made a couple of good throws on Sunday, but had a hard time sustaining success in the Buffalo weather against that defense. He finished the day 7/20, 87 yards, 1/0, took 8 sacks, had a rating of 66.0, and finished with a grade of 37.2.

RB: Michael Carter – It was a slow day for the Jets’ offense as the Buffalo defense was able to shut down the run game. Carter had just 19 yards on 9 carries and finished with a grade of 41.9.

TE: Kyle Pitts – Pitts has had a great rookie season but struggled to get involved on Sunday. Despite 5 targets, he had just 2 catches for 8 yards, as he finished with a grade of 44.3.

TE: Brevin Jordan – Jordan has played well since coming on halfway through the season but did not get very involved on Sunday. He got 0 targets and finished with a grade of just 50.0. 

OL: Ryan McCollum – McCollum has made a couple of appearances this season but has struggled and Sunday was no different. He did not block very well in the run game and allowed 3 pressures and a sack in pass protection. 

Stock Up Defensive Players

DL: Alim McNeil – McNeil played well last week and did so again to finish the season. He was stout in the run game, where he had 3 tackles, 2 TFLs, as he finished with a grade of 79.5.

LB: Jamin Davis – Davis has not been great this year but finished the season strong. He had 8 tackles and a PD, as he allowed just one catch for 11 yards, finishing with a grade of 78.4.

LB: Nick Bolton – Bolton has been a great selection thus far for the Chiefs and showed that off on Saturday night. He had 6 tackles and had that big fumble return for a TD, as he finished with a grade of 78.5.

DB: AJ Parker – Parker has appeared in a number of games this season but none were as good as his performance on Sunday. He allowed just 3 catches for 21 yards on 7 targets, good for a grade of 81.0. 

DB: Andre Cisco – Cisco has played well for a number of games in a row to finish the season and Sunday was no different. He had 3 tackles and allowed 0 catches in coverage, finishing with a grade of 79.5.

Stock Down Defensive Players

DL: Marlon Tuipulotu – Tuipulotu saw his first action since Week 9 and did not play well. He was able to generate one pressure in the pass rush but did not play very well against the run, as he earned a grade of just 27.5.

LB: Derrick Barnes – Barnes has struggled all season and his finish was no different. He was credited for allowing 6 catches for 152 yards and 2 TDs, as he earned a grade of just 27.4. 

LB: JaCoby Stevens – Stevens played significant snaps for the first time this season, in which he played poorly against the run and allowed a TD in coverage. He finished with a grade of just 24.1. 

DB: Elijah Molden – Molden played well last week but had a hard time against the Texans on Sunday. In coverage, he allowed 4 catches on 6 targets and finished with a grade of just 30.0.

DB: Brandin Echols – Echols had an interception last week but did not see the same success in Buffalo. Trying to cover Stefon Diggs, he allowed 7 catches, as he earned a grade of just 48.3.

Playoff Matchups

Going into the playoffs, there are some noteworthy matchups of rookies that will be worth keeping an eye on. 

Ja’Marr Chase VS Trevon Moehrig – Chase has been great and his team will need him more than ever in the first round of the playoffs. Moehrig has been solid and under appreciated this season and will look to keep his play up with a tough matchup on Sunday.

Elijah Mitchell VS Micah Parsons – Mitchell has been one of the best surprises all season and will carry his success into the playoffs. On the defense, he will face the likely DROY Micah Parsons, who has been dominant all year.