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NFL Rookie Rankings: 10 highest-graded rookies through Week 7

Oct 25, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 NFL Rookie of the Year race got a little bit tighter this week after a standout first-year quarterback skyrocketed up the rookie rankings on the back of another strong performance. On top of that, there is now a team with two first-year players in the top five.

With the help of Premium Stats 2.0, we present to you the highest-graded rookies in the NFL through Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season.

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1. WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON, MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Jefferson is just six games deep into his rookie campaign and has already recorded not one, not two, but three of the 10 best single-game receiving grades ever recorded by a rookie wide receiver in the PFF era (since 2006). Those have come in three of the four last games, and he’ll look to keep this hot streak alive against the Green Bay Packers in Week 8, fresh off his Week 7 bye.

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