December 1, 2022

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Getty’s Quinn Harris

A week ago, the bottom of the list was stuffed with players that may have been unconvincing. Rookies rose to the occasion in Week 3 and made compilation of the list difficult and competitive. There were some really good players that fell short and those will be discussed prior to the actual list. 

Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen looked fantastic in both zone and man coverage Sunday. He baited Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota on a throw and intercepted a pass intended for Drake London. Jets edge rusher Jermaine Johnson II was destructive against the Bengals. He may not have delivered the big play but was effective in the run game and close to padding his sack stats. Jets running back Breece Hall was a problem for Cincinnati in the pass game. Lions linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez continues to be consistent. Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs has earned the trust of Aaron Rodgers through crisp route-running. Green Bay has been manufacturing touches for him. The Saints used wide receiver Chris Olave as a deep threat in the first two games and then kept him in as the underneath option in Week 3. It is possible to use pass catchers in multiple roles in the same game, New Orleans. Finally, the Bears have two good, young defenders in edge rusher Dominique Robinson and safety Jaquan Brisker. Brisker has always been a playmaker but played a cleaner game in regards to missed tackles.

These rankings are not based on statistical performance but rather overall play. Without further ado, here are the cumulative regular season rookie rankings following Week 3 action:

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