A week ago it was awkward to put anyone in that first place because no one was playing at a level that would justify it. It was very similar to the pre-NFL draft narrative that there was no elite talent in this class. However, some of the wide receivers have come into their own at the start of the season.
There is significant turnover in the first few weeks of the season because a player can have a good game one week and a less promising game the next. Seahawks forward Abe Lucas, Jaguar center Luke Fortner, and Panthers forward Ikem Ekwonu, in addition to the forwards on the list, had both good and bad moments. It’s a matter of finding the sequence to keep the game high. Seahawks winger Boy Mafe made some good runs in a run that hit him during the pre-draft. 49ers winger Drake Jackson was more effective in the second half against Seattle. These are a few from the list of additional names that deserve mention.
These rankings are not based on stats, but on general play. Without further ado, here’s the cumulative regular season rookie rankings after the Week 2 game: