Ranking the Rookies

We're finally seeing how the rookies are playing and where they rank. My list is ranking the rookie 1-10 for effectiveness and performance so far through camp and the preseason. Ranks after the jump.


1. Lance Kendricks

His effectiveness this preseason has been unmatched. He has  become one of Bradfords favorite targets. Look at his stats through the 3 quarters he's played: 6 rec, 56 yds, 1 td. Also in his two games he has caught 6 out of 8 passes thrown to him. The two dropped passes were tough catches anyway. We got him for his sure hands, and he's showed it. Pretty impressive for a rookie. I would also like to say that the Rams know how to draft in the second round. Look at Laurinaitis, Saffold, and now Kendricks.

2. Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn hasn't done much, but when he does he plays hard and powerful. He had that great tackle for a loss in the Colts game. Heres: a look at his stats through about 3 quarters: 1 tackle, 1 solo, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 QB hit. I think he's going to get his first sack friday in Kansas City. He should have a good rookie season.

3. Jermale HInes

Hines has really impressed the coaches. He's playing well and is fighting for a backup spot at LB or S. He is a great player and could have a big future ahead of him. Here are his stats: 6 tackles, 5 solo. Not bad, but if he steps it up I could see him getting some good playing time this season.

4. Greg Salas

Salas has been good and camp and has played well, but he just broke out last week. He's only played a little over a quarter in the preseason, here's the stats: 3 rec, 25 yds, 13 long.  Besides the dropped pass he played great. He was also making these catches under pressure with under 3 minutes left in the game. I'd like to see more from him.

5. Austin Pettis 

He has had a good camp, but when it comes to games he doesn't play as well. I don't know if it's just that he's not comfortable yet or what, but he needs to pick it up. Here's his stats through about 3-4 quarters: 1 rec, 6 yds, key stat, he's only caught 1 of 3 passes thrown to him. He needs to step it up and play better.

6. Jonathan Nelson

A safety from a big time school. Can play at a high level. He'll take some time to acclimate to the NFL, but he could have a nice future. Here's his preseason stats: 4 tackles, 4 solo, 1 tackle for loss. Those are some pretty nice stats for a seventh round pick. I hopw he can pick it up and play even better.

7. Jabara Williams

Right now it doesn't look like he'll make the team but he's not playing bad, we just have enough depth. Here's his preseason stats: 3 tackles, 3 solo. Not horrible but could be better. Needs to step up.

8. Mikail Baker

 Spags talk highly of Baker, he's a good player and has had a decent to good camp, but has kind of gone under the radar. Here's his preseason stats: nothing, hasn't played. He needs to get some good action.

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