Rookie Watch: Haden proving worth
Originally Published: December 15, 2010By Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.
|Ranking||Player, position (draft position)||Last week|
|Sam Bradford, Rams QB (first round, No. 1)
Against the Saints, Bradford showed his inexperience and made a few throws that he has to regret.
|Ndamukong Suh, Lions DT (first round, No. 2)
Suh's showing in the victory over the Packers was one of his best NFL games. That is saying something. He is a lock for Defensive Rookie of the Year.
|Devin McCourty, Patriots CB (first round, No. 27)
McCourty suffered a rib injury in the Patriots' rout of the Bears but still made a huge early impact.
|Joe Haden, Browns CB (first round, No. 7)
Haden didn't make a big impact in Buffalo. The Bills chose to run instead of throw. But look for big things on Sunday in Cincinnati.
|Mike Williams, Buccaneers WR (fourth round, No. 101)
Williams and Josh Freeman nearly converted on a couple of big plays, but it was fellow rookie WR Arrelious Benn who had the big day against the Redskins.
|Mike Iupati, 49ers G (first round, No. 17);
This rookie from Idaho still needs work as a pass-protector, but Iupati continues to mash his opponents in the run game as he did against the Seahawks in Week 14.
|Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants DE (first round, No. 15)
Although he's a part-time player, JPP continues to impress. His natural ability is off the chart.
|Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers C (first round, No. 18)
Pouncey has been on and off this list, but he is putting together a very solid season. His future is extremely bright.
|Rob Gronkowski, Patriots TE (second round, No. 42)
This guy continues to impress. It won't be long before he is one of the best two-way tight ends in the game.
|Rolando McClain, Raiders ILB (First Round, No. 8)
There were high hopes for McClain coming out of Alabama, but he started his rookie season slowly. He is coming on strong now, though.
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