Aug 25, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive back Shaquill Griffin (26) during a NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Another week, another 32 NFL Observations by
Nathan Jahnke finding an interesting piece of information about all 32 teams after one week of football.
Now that we’re a little over half way into the season, it’s a good time to see how the rookies have been performing. If you would like to make some observations of your own, you can do so with
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: Cornerback Buffalo Bills Tre’Davious White has 11 combined interceptions and passes defended, the third-most for a rookie at this point of the season in the last 12 years.
: Defensive tackle Miami Dolphins Davon Godchaux has a 9.0 percent run stop percentage which is the best for rookie interior defensive linemen this season.
: Defensive end New England Patriots Deatrich Wise has 26 pressures, which is the most for rookie 4-3 defensive ends.
: Safety New York Jets Jamal Adams has 13 run stops. No rookie safety through 10 weeks has had that many run stops in the last decade. AFC NORTH
: While defensive end Baltimore Ravens Chris Wormley hasn’t seen a lot of playing time, his 10.7 pass-rushing productivity is the best for healthy rookie interior defensive linemen this season.
: Edge rusher Cincinnati Bengals Carl Lawson has 40 pressures this season. The only other rookie edge defender with that many pressures at Week 10 over the last 12 years is Von Miller in 2011.
: On defensive tackle Cleveland Browns Larry Ogunjobi’s eight tackles, the opposing offense loses 0.6 yards on average. That is the best average depth of tackle for rookie interior defenders.
: Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers T.J. Watt has a 9.7 percent run stop percentage. The only edge defender with a better run stop percentage through ten weeks of their rookie season over the last five years was Khalil Mack. AFC SOUTH
: Linebacker Houston Texans Zach Cunningham has allowed 0.61 yards per coverage snap. That is the best for any rookie linebacker at this point of the season in the last three years.
: Cornerback Indianapolis Colts Nate Hairston has 214 coverage snaps from the slot, and has yet to allow a touchdown in those snaps. The only cornerback in the last 12 years with more coverage snaps in the slot through ten weeks and hadn’t allowed a touchdown was Tyrann Mathieu in 2013.
: Running back Jacksonville Jaguars Leonard Fournette has five carries for 15 or more yards. On those carries he’s managed 215 rushing yards, which is third-most for backs on breakaway runs.
: Since Week 5, Tennessee Titans Adoree’ Jackson has allowed 8.05 yards per catch. That is the lowest for all cornerbacks who have been thrown at more than 20 times in that span. AFC WEST
: Left tackle Denver Broncos Garett Bolles has a run block grade of 82.7 which is tied for ninth-best for all offensive tackles this season.
: Running back Kansas City Chiefs Kareem Hunt has 32 catches and no dropped passes. That is the most catches for any running back without a drop, as well as the most catches for any rookie regardless of position without a drop.
: When Los Angeles Chargers Desmond King lines up in the slot, he has 11 stops in the pass game which is the most for any rookie cornerback in their first ten games over the last 12 years. The two players tied for second with ten are former Charger Antoine Cason in 2008, and current Charger Casey Hayward in 2012 when he was with the Packers.
: The Raiders are one of just two teams who have yet to use a rookie on any of their offensive snaps this season. Oakland Raiders
: Cornerback Dallas Cowboys Jourdan Lewis has allowed 0.90 yards per coverage snap which is the second-best for a rookie cornerback this season.
: Defensive tackle New York Giants Dalvin Tomlinson has 13 run stops which is tied for the most among rookie interior defensive linemen this season.
: Cornerback Philadelphia Eagles Rasul Douglas has a playmaker index of 18.2 percent which is tied for third-best among rookie cornerbacks this year.
: Despite missing some playing time, and ultimately the rest of the season, defensive end Washington Jonathan Allen still leads all rookie interior pass rushers in total pressures at 16. NFC NORTH
: Running back Chicago Bears Tarik Cohen has 2.38 yards per route run. That is the best for all rookies regardless of position with at least 100 routes run.
: Linebacker Detroit Lions Jalen Reeves-Maybin has an average depth of tackle of 2.8, which is the lowest for all rookie linebackers with 10 or more tackles.
: Safety Green Bay Packers Josh Jones has seven stops in the pass game, which is the most for rookie safeties this season.
: Linebacker Minnesota Vikings Ben Gedeon has a 9.8 percent run stop percentage. That is the second-best rate for Viking defensive players behind Linval Joseph. NFC SOUTH
: When Atlanta Falcons Takkarist McKinley lines up on the defenses right side, he has a pass-rushing productivity of 14.7. That is the best for all 4-3 defensive ends when lined up on the right side who have at least 50 snaps from the right.
: Running back Carolina Panthers Christian McCaffrey has 402 yards after the catch. That is the second most for any player this season regardless of position.
: Cornerback New Orleans Saints Marshon Lattimore has allowed 0.63 yards per coverage snap which is the best for any rookie after Week 10 over the last 12 years, and second best for all cornerbacks this season.
: Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kendell Beckwith has 16 run stops, which is the most for all rookie linebackers this season. NFC WEST
: Safety Arizona Cardinals Budda Baker has 11 tackles on special teams plays. That is the most for any player this season.
: Wide receiver Los Angeles Rams Cooper Kupp has had 10 defenders miss tackles on his catches. That is twice as much as any rookie wide receiver this season, and accounts for 40 percent of all missed tackles on rookie wide receivers this season.
: The 49ers have had 15 different rookies see at least one offensive or defensive snap this season. They have a combined 2,874 offensive and defensive snaps this season which is 661 more than any other team. San Francisco 49ers
: When cornerback Seattle Seahawks Shaquill Griffin lines up in press coverage, he has allowed a 45.7 percent catch rate. That is second-best for all rookie cornerbacks when lined up in press.