Rookie quarterbacks Josh Allen and Josh Rosen delivered spectacular performances whereas a number of receivers rebounded with sturdy showings within the second full week of the NFL preseason. Bradley Chubb additionally made an impression for the Broncos on the defensive facet of the ball.

Right here we check out how among the prime rookies carried out this week because the common season attracts nearer.

Bradley Chubb, DE, Broncos

Stat line: 4 complete tackles, one quarterback hit

The No. 5 total decide on this yr’s draft jumped out to a quick begin in opposition to the Bears on Saturday. Chubb burst via the road of scrimmage and sacked Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in the long run zone for a security within the first quarter. He completed the sport with 4 tackles.

Mike Boone, RB, Vikings 

Stat line: 13 carries, 91 speeding yards and one landing

Boone, an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati, had a standout efficiency for the Vikings on Saturday. The 23-year-old tallied 91 speeding yards on 13 carries. He additionally registered a 1-yard landing run within the third quarter to spice up his probabilities of making Minnesota’s regular-season roster. 

Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers

Stat line: 4 carries, two yards and no touchdowns

Jones, a second-round pick of USC, underwhelmed in opposition to the Titans on Saturday. He acquired 4 carries and rushed for simply two yards in Tampa Bay’s 30-14 win. He had simply 9 yards on eight carries in his preseason debut final week.

Josh Allen, QB, Payments

Stat line: 9 of 13 passing, 60 yards and one landing

Allen was strong in his second preseason sport. He threw for 60 yards and linked with Rod Streater for a landing cross within the second quarter. Allen’s position, nevertheless, might broaden no matter how he performs within the last two preseason tune-ups. Payments projected beginning quarterback AJ McCarron reportedly suffered a fractured collarbone and will miss important time.

Josh Rosen, QB, Cardinals

Stat line: 10 of 16 passing, 106 yards and one landing

Rosen rebounded from an up-and-down efficiency final week with a powerful displaying in opposition to the Saints. He threw for 106 yards and a landing. Arizona got here away with a 20-16 victory over New Orleans.

Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals

Stat line: 4 receptions, 49 yards and one landing

The second-round decide led the Cardinals with 4 receptions for 49 yards of their 20-15 win in New Orleans. He additionally hauled in a 13-yard landing cross from fellow rookie Rosen within the second quarter. Kirk totaled simply 9 yards final week.

Nick Chubb, RB, Browns

Stat line: 11 carries, 53 yards, one landing

The second spherical pick of Georgia made his case for extra handoffs in opposition to the Payments on Friday. Chubb averaged 4.eight yards on 11 carries and scored a 1-yard landing within the fourth quarter. He tallied simply 11 speeding yards on 15 carries in his preseason debut.

Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns

Stat line: 7 of 13 passing, 75 yards and no touchdowns

Mayfield’s stat line was not as eye catching because the one he delivered in his preseason debut. However, he nonetheless confirmed promise. The No. 1 total decide accomplished seven of his 13 passes for 75 yards. He additionally added eight yards on the bottom within the Browns’ 19-17 loss to the Payments. Mayfield threw for 2 touchdowns and 212 yards in his first preseason sport.

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants

Stat line: Didn’t play

Barkley was held out of the Giants second preseason sport in opposition to the Lions after he suffered a hamstring harm in follow Monday. New York coach Pat Shurmur advised reporters Tuesday that Barkley is “day-to-day.”

Ian Thomas, TE, Panthers

Stat line: Two receptions, 35 yards, one landing

Thomas was an unheralded fourth-round draft pick of the College of Texas at San Antonio. However, he impressed in Carolina’s second preseason sport. He hauled in two passes for 35 yards, together with a 27-yard landing catch within the second quarter.

Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons

Stat line: Three receptions, 49 yards and one landing

Ridley had a breakout sport Friday. After struggling in his preseason debut, Ridley caught three passes for 49 yards and a landing in Atlanta’s 28-14 loss to the Chiefs. He additionally returned two kicks for 52 yards. Ridley tallied only one catch and misplaced two yards in opposition to the Jets final week.

Sam Darnold, QB, Jets

Stat line: eight of 11 passing, 62 yards and one interception

Darnold has impressed at follow and earned the begin to lead the New York’s offense in opposition to Washington. After an early three-and-out, Darnold settled in a bit, however he could not discover a lot success lining up behind his heart.

Within the first half in opposition to the Redskins, Darnold went 6 for six for 42 yards when within the shotgun. Nonetheless, when below heart, he was simply 2 for five for 20 yards and an interception. Darnold left loads of room for enchancment, however he additionally gave Jets followers hope for the longer term.

James Washington, WR, Steelers

Stat line: 5 receptions, 114 yards and two touchdowns

It seems the Steelers might have discovered a gem with the 60th decide within the draft. Washington, an explosive expertise out of Oklahoma State, torched the Packers secondary, averaging 22.eight yards per catch.

Extra importantly for Steelers coaches, Washington, who is understood extra as a deep risk, displayed toughness and struggle going up for the rock. If Washington can proceed to broaden his route tree, Pittsburgh might not miss Martavis Bryant this season.

Dallas Goedert, TE, Eagles

Stat line: Three receptions, 57 yards and 0 touchdowns

Goedert might not get the identical stage of buzz as among the different rookie cross catchers (primarily as a result of the Eagles nonetheless have veteran Zach Ertz), however the small-school rook oozes NFL potential.

Chosen within the second spherical out of South Dakota State, Goedert has proven the identical big-play capacity that caught the defending Tremendous Bowl champions’ eye. His stat line could seem underwhelming, however Goedert hauled in two lengthy receptions. He may very well be a significant third-down and goal-line risk this season. {
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