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NFL Rookie Rankings: 10 highest-graded rookies through Week 6

Oct 18, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) stiff arms Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (51) on an end around during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The race toward the Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year Awards are now starting to take shape, with the PFF grades highlighting a few clear front-runners. With the help of Premium Stats 2.0, we’ll identify those first-year standouts as we present the 10 highest-graded rookies in the NFL through Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season.

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1. G MICHAEL ONWENU, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Onwenu logged double-digit snaps on three different spots on the line (left guard, right guard and right tackle) in his Week 6 game against the Denver Broncos. He did lose four of his 35 reps in pass protection, which led to him earning the lowest pass-block grade of his five games in the NFL, but he was a force in the run game. The Patriots rookie churned out a 70.2 run-blocking grade to bring his season-long grade in the ground game to 89.7 — the third-best among all offensive linemen.

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