Six full weeks of the NFL season schedule have been completed, giving us a larger sample size to delve into just how each of the 2019 NFL Draft first-round picks has fared in their respective action so far. Through six weeks, here are how each of the 32 first-round rookies from the 2019 NFL Draft has graded.
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Pick No. 1: QB Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
2019 overall grade: 72.7
After recording overall grades between 53.4 and 68.8 in his first four games, the first overall pick bounced back to earn an overall grade of 90.4 in Week 5 and a solid 74.9 overall grade for his work against the Falcons this week. As a passer, Murray completed 27 of his 37 attempts against Atlanta, throwing for 340 passing yards, three touchdowns and 15 additional first downs, and he averaged a career-high 9.2 yards per attempt in the process. He was particularly impressive downfield in this one, as he completed 6-of-10 passes that were targeted 10 or more yards downfield, good for 161 of his passing yards, three big-time throws and a passer rating of 137.5. Of course, he added another 32 yards and three first-down conversions as a rusher, too, including the game-sealing conversion from a designed rollout late in the fourth quarter.
Pick No. 2: EDGE Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers
2019 overall grade: 84.1
Slowing down Nick Bosa seems like an impossible task for NFL offenses thus far. In Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams, the second overall pick added another four quarterback pressures to his season total — he's now secured at least four pressures in every single NFL game he's played in so far — and through six weeks, he ranks first among rookie edge defenders in pass-rush grade (83.3), pass-rush productivity (14.3) and total pressures generated (30). The PFF record for most pressures produced by a rookie edge defender is currently held by Aldon Smith, with 64 pressures back in 2011. Bosa is on track to record 96 total pressures in 2019.
Pick No. 3: DI Quinnen Williams, New York Jets
2019 overall grade: 61.8
Williams got the first start of his career against the Cowboys in Week 6, and he certainly did his part in affecting the deteriorating Cowboys offense. He produced a quarterback hurry on one of his 29 pass-rushing snaps, but his best work came against the run, where he notched two defensive stops and three assisted tackles.
Pick No. 4: EDGE Clelin Ferrell, Oakland Raiders
2019 overall grade: 47.4
It's been a disappointing start for the former Clemson star, who has managed to produce four sub-60.0 single-game grades in four games so far. As a pass-rusher, he's recorded only 10 pressures across his 130 pass-rushing snaps — for comparison, from Week 1 through Week 5, the Jaguars' Josh Allen had 17 pressures on 152 snaps, and Brian Burns had 18 pressures on 133 pass-rushing snaps.
Pick No. 5: LB Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2019 overall grade: 41.2
After missing his team's last three games with a knee injury, Devin White returned to action this week against the Carolina Panthers in London. At the very least, he was active in the game, securing eight solo tackles, three defensive stops and a quarterback hurry from a blitz. But he also missed a tackle and allowed three receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown on throws into his primary coverage.
Pick No. 6: QB Daniel Jones, New York Giants
2019 overall grade: 59.5
The memory of Daniel Jones' dream first start is now quickly fading away, replaced instead by his recent string of underwhelming performances. In Week 6 against a tough Patriots defense, Jones completed just 15 of his 31 attempts for one touchdown, one big-time throw and three interceptions from three turnover-worthy plays. He completed only 6-of-16 passes under pressure in the contest and just 2-of-10 attempts on throws targeted 10 or more yards downfield. And through six weeks, he now ranks second to last among quarterbacks in turnover-worthy play percentage, with a mark of 7.9%. Eli Manning‘s turnover-worthy play percentage from 2017-2019? 4.8%.
Pick No. 7: EDGE Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars
2019 overall grade: 64.3
Allen matched a career-low 38 snaps in his side's Week 6 contest against the Saints, and he was slowed down well by the stout New Orleans offensive line. He managed to record a sack and a hit on his 20 pass-rushing snaps, and he also secured a defensive stop against the run. He's now up to 19 total pressures — and five sacks — for the season.
Pick No. 8: TE T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions
2019 overall grade:62.6
Hockenson returned from a concussion to catch 4-of-6 targets for 21 yards and a first down in his team's heartbreaking loss to the Green Bay Packers. Through six weeks, Hockenson ranks ninth among 28 qualifying tight ends in yards per route run (1.75) while his 124.6 passer rating when targeted ranks eighth.