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Week 10 Rookie Report: Mac Jones and Rhamondre Stevenson Dominate

Week 10 Rookie Report: Mac Jones and Rhamondre Stevenson Dominate

Whether they are high draft picks, late-round value picks or undrafted free agents, we’ll take a look each week of the NFL season at how NFL rookies are doing. Here’s this week’s report:

Stock Up Offensive Players

QB: Mac Jones – Jones had another huge week, continuing to increase his chances of winning the OROY. In a blowout win on Sunday, he was 19 of 23 for 198 yards, 3 TD and 0 INTs, had a 142.1 rating, and finished with a PFF grade of 92.5.

RB: Rhamondre Stevenson – Stevenson appears on this list for the second straight week. Getting more touches this week, he proved to be even more effective, rushing 20 times for 100 yards, 2 TDs, and a grade of 76.0. 

WR: DeVonta Smith – Like Stevenson, Smith remains on this list after his appearance last week. He had 4 catches for 66 yards, and got in the end zone twice, good for a grade of 84.0.

WR: Rashod Bateman – Bateman has been consistent since entering the lineup for the Ravens. On Thursday night, he caught 6 balls for 80 years, finishing with a grade of 77.2.

OL: Jalen Mayfield – Mayfield, who has struggled the majority of the year, was a bright spot for the Falcons this week. He excelled in the run game, finishing with a grade of 90.6.

OL: Spencer Brown – Brown has been up and down to start his career, but played very well on Sunday. He allowed just one pressure and was very reliable to run behind. He finished with a grade of 77.7.

Stock Down Offensive Players 

QB: Trevor Lawrence – Lawrence has played better as of late, but is still struggling overall in his rookie season. On Sunday, he went 16 of 35 for 162 yards, 0 TDs and 0 INTs, and had a 59.5 rating. He also fumbled twice, finishing with a grade of 58.2. 

WR: Rondale Moore – Moore burst onto the stage with a couple of outstanding performances but has really slowed down. He was not very involved on Sunday, finishing with just 2 catches for 10 yards, good for a grade of 46.2.

Pat Freiermuth – Freiermuth has been very solid all year long but did not play as well on Sunday. He had 5 catches for just 31 yards and lost a crucial fumble, finishing with a grade of just 37.7.

OL: Trey Smith – Smith had been performing as one of the best rookie OL but did not play as well on Sunday. He allowed 5 pressures, finishing with a grade of 43.9.

OL: Liam Eichenberg – Eichenberg’s struggles continued in Week 10, as he allowed 2 sacks and 7 pressures. He finished the day with a grade of 44.9.

 Stock Up Defensive Players

DL: Odafe Oweh Oweh continued his rookie year success on Thursday night. He had 4 tackles, 3 QB hits, 1 sack, and 2 TFLs, finishing with a grade of 75.4.

LB: Micah Parsons – Parsons has been spectacular all year and performed well again. He finished the day with 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, and a QB hit, earning a grade of 85.5.

DB: Jevon Holland – Similarly, Holland who has been very solid was all over the field on Thursday night. He had 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QB hit, and 2 PD, earning himself a grade of 83.7. 

DB: Eric Stokes – Stokes was locked down all day long in Week 10. He was targeted 4 times, allowed 0 catches and had a PD. He finished the game with a grade of 76.8.

DB: Trevon Moehrig – Moehrig has been very solid all season long and was a major bright spot for the struggling Raiders’ defense on Sunday. He was solid in both the run and pass, finishing with a grade of 75.4.

Stock Down Defensive Players

DL: Milton WilliamsWilliams has played well this season, especially of late. However, he struggled in both the run and the pass games and was not very disruptive, finishing with a grade of 29.3. 

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – Owusu-Koramoah was playing as well as any rookie before getting injured. He returned Sunday and did not have as much success, as he struggled particularly in the run game. He finished with a grade of 29.6. 

LB: Zaven Collins – Collins has played really well when he has been featured in the games but has not played well in the last two weeks. He did not play very well against the run or in coverage, earning a grade of 33.0.

DB: Brandin Echols – Echols, a 6th round selection by the Jets has exceeded expectations so far. That said, he struggled on Sunday, as he allowed 4 catches for 90 yards, good for a grade of 27.9. 

DB: Avery Williams – Similarly, Williams has performed very well considering he was a fifth-round pick, but did not play as well on Sunday. He allowed 5 catches for 72 yards and 1 TD, finishing with a grade of 27.5 

Week 11 Matchups

Going into Week 11, there are some noteworthy matchups of rookies that will be worth keeping an eye on. 

Zach Wilson vs Jevon Holland – Wilson will likely be making his much-awaited return to the starting lineup, hoping that a couple of weeks off will help him improve. Holland has had success as of late and will look to take advantage of potential mistakes by the fellow rookie on the other side. 

Spencer Brown vs Kwity Paye – Brown is coming off a very solid week and will look to continue his dominance in his matchup with Paye. Paye has been great the past couple of weeks and will hope to keep that up in Week 11. 

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