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NFL Rookie Rankings: 10 highest-graded rookies through Week 15

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) runs with the ball during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The top half of this list stayed relatively the same after Week 15, but the back end of the top 10 was shuffled thanks to the incredible performance we saw from one of the first-year quarterbacks.

With the help of Premium Stats 2.0, we present to you the 10 highest-graded rookies in the NFL through Week 15 of the 2020 NFL season.


Jefferson had his way with Chicago Bears rookie cornerback Jaylon Johnson back in Week 10, and he did the same thing again to the Bears' two other young and inexperienced corners in Week 15.

The Vikings' first-year pass-catcher hauled in five passes against a combination of rookie Kindle Vildor and second-year slot corner Duke Shelley, posting an 84.0 PFF grade for the game to take his season-long PFF grade back above the 90.0 mark.

If Jefferson can maintain that over the last two games of the year, it’d be just the second time in the PFF era that we have given an elite grade to a rookie wide receiver.

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