It’s been a bit of an unexpected hiatus, but the NFL Rookie Stock Report is back for Week 10! A lot has changed in the three weeks this column has been on break. But the more things change with NFL rookies, the more they stay the same.
Nick Bosa is continuing to dominate and make a real case for not only Defensive Rookie of the Year, but Defensive Player of the Year. Few NFL rookies have ever been as dominant as “Baby Bosa” has been this season. All that success has come even after a relatively slow start to his inaugural campaign, making it all the more impressive.
On the other side of the ball, Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is putting up quite the impressive resume for an NFL rookie, too. Yet neither one is featured in this week’s column.
While Bosa and Jacobs have continued their stellar performances, other rookies have continued to struggle. New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker has been picked on all season, and will likely continue to be the favored target of opposing quarterbacks.
TCU EDGE rusher Ben Banogu has come on in recent weeks, but the same cannot be said for his former Horned Frog teammate, and current Seattle Seahawk, L.J. Collier. Collier was somewhat of a surprise first-round selection but was poised to bring some pass-rush talent to the Seahawks in the wake of Frank Clark’s departure to Kansas City. Instead, Collier has struggled to see the field, even in a rotational role with Jadeveon Clowney and Ziggy Ansah, and has yet to record a sack.
Yet neither of those players appear in the NFL Rookie Stock Report for Week 10, either. Who made the grade this week, and whose struggles warranted pointing out? Let’s find out!