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NFL Draft

All-Rookie Team - WEEK 12

Dave Syvertsen, Senior Draft Analyst
12/04/2019 9:57AM ET

QB

Daniel Jones – NYG (1st round)

In a losing effort on the road, Jones threw for 150 yards on 21/36 with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions while adding 27 yards on the ground.  His toughness in the pocket and repeated effort to keep his eyes downfield among pressure has been impressive.

RB

Devin Singletary – BUF (6th round)

Singletary recorded his first 100+ yard rushing day of his career on a season-high 21 carries as the surprise Bills keep winning.  He has 15+ carries in 3 of their past 4 games and appears to be the guy as the biggest weeks of the year approach.

WR (2)

AJ Brown – TEN (2nd round)

Brown led all rookies and was fourth in the NFL with 135 yards on 4 catches including a 65-yard score in TEN’s dominant win over JAX.  His 18.7 yards per catch rank third in the NFL among receivers with over 30 receptions.

Terry McLaurin – WAS (3rd round)

In a game where he was being thrown the ball by the struggling rookie Dwayne Haskins while being shadowed by DET corner Darius Slay, McLaurin came out with a hard earned 72 yards on 5 catches.  He looked like the better player in most of his 1 on 1 matchups against the Pro Bowl corner.

TE

Noah Fant – DEN (1st round)

It was a quiet day for NFL tight ends but Fant led the way with 14 yards on 3 catches on a day DEN quarterback Brandon Allen completed 10 passes for 82 yards.  Fant’s blocking, particularly at the second level, continues to impress beyond expectations.

OT (2)

Jawaan Taylor – JAX (2nd round)

The lone bright spot for JAX on Sunday may have been the play of their young right tackle who has been a factor since week 1.  He graded out well as a pass blocker, keeping the front side of Nick Foles clean and spacious.

Kaleb McGary (1st round)

Even though McGary allowed a sack to Shaquille Barrett, his performance as a whole was impressive and the sack could easily be put on the shoulders of Matt Ryan for holding onto the ball for too long.  He has been excellent off the snap.

OG (2)

Max Scharping - HOU (2nd round)

In HOU’s hard fought win over division rival IND, Scharping was beat just once in pass protection and has stayed in his consistent zone that we have seen all year.

Elgton Jenkins – GB (2nd round)

Overlooked in GB’s losing effort at SF on Sunday night was the quality play of Jenkins against a really tough group of defensive linemen.  He was stout and reacted well to their multiple looks and twists up front.

OC

Erik McCoy – NO (1st round)

McCoy had a key block on the Latavius Murray touchdown run and held down the fort against the solid interior rush of CAR to keep Drew Brees clean.

EDGE (2)

Jaylon Ferguson – BAL (3rd round)

The heavy handed bruiser continues to see his playing time increase week by week.  He finished with 5 tackles / 1 TFL / 2 pressures in their dominant win over LAR on the road.

Nick Bosa – SF (1st round)

Bosa recorded 3 tackles and a forced fumble along with grabbing his 8th sack of the year.  The likely Pro Bowler is a factor on nearly every play far beyond the stat sheet.

DT (2)

Jeffrey Simmons – TEN (1st round)

Simmons was as active as any interior defender in the league, finishing with 5 tackles and constantly getting near the action.  His 2 pressures displayed his tremendous combination of power and speed.

Demarcus Lawrence – NYG (1st round)

Lawrence was the key cog in NYG’s dominant run defense in CHI.  He took on double teams all afternoon and dominated the point of attack while also adding 2 tackles.

LB (2)

Cole Holcomb – WAS (5th round)

One of the most impressive stat lines at the position in the league, Holcomb finished with 13 tackles / 1 sack / 2 pressures in the impressive WAS defensive effort over DET.

Devin White – TB (1st round)

White was all over the field in TB’s road win over ATL.  He had 8 tackles and 2 sacks and with each week he stays on the field, he looks better and better.  He may already be the best player on that defense, the exact reason why they drafted him.

CB (2)

Amani Oruwariye – DET (5th round)

DET has been inching his playing time up bit by it and he responded well vs WAS.  In a game where he saw a season high in snaps, Oruwariye broke up 2 passes and intercepted one, the first of his career.

Greedy Williams – CLE (2nd round)

As CLE heats up and starts to put themselves back into playoff contention, one can make the argument that the defense, especially the secondary, has been the catalyst.  Williams was somewhat quiet with 2 tackles and 1 pass break up but his shadowing of receivers up and down the field helped CLE to their 5th win of the season.  His game is maturing.

S (2)

Jimmy Moreland – WAS (7th round)

Moreland’s physical and aggressive style has equally hurt and helped him this year.  Against DET, he finished with 6 tackles and a pass break up as WAS took down DET at home.  His physical prowess changes the way receivers run routes over the middle and he was a key cog in shutting down TE TJ Hockenson, keeping him to 0 catches.

Chauncey Garnder-Johnson - NO (4th round)

Garnder-Johnson plays a versatile safety/nickel role for the Saints and his game is a perfect match for it.  He finished with 6 tackles and showed solid coverage all over the field against CAR in their divisional win.