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Rookie Performances of the Week: Week Four

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We're going to take a look at how the rookie class did over the weekend and who stood out.

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It's almost a given that Kelvin Benjamin is on this list now, and he'll be featured again later on. Only 4 weeks into the season, I'm going to admit that I was wrong on him. I thought he was raw and would struggle, I was against us picking him up because I thought he'd need development, however he seems to have taken to the NFL like a duck to water, so I'm happy to admit I was wrong there. Lets take a look at some of the other players first.

I'm doing it a little different this year, going game by game.

New York Giants @ Washington Redskins

Andre Williams, the power back from Boston College looked extremely good for the Giants on TNF, and with better blocking he'd pick up even more yards. However he was good for 66 yards and a touchdown. Tres Way, the rookie punter for Washington averaged 55.5 yards on 4 punts, and if cousins keeps playing the way he is, he will get plenty of action this season.

Carolina Panthers @ Baltimore Ravens

I have to start with Kelvin Benjamin again, nobody can cover this guy. 5 receptions 76 yards and another touchdown for the first round prospect. Lorenzo Taliaferro was again impressive as he notched up 58 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. I actually watched this game and C.J Mosley really stood out to me, he finished as the leading tackler and he looked active all game.

Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears

Ka'Deem Carey had 72 yards on 14 carries for the Bears, that was his first extended action and I thought he looked good. Ego Ferguson the rookie DT out of LSU registered a sack which is his 2nd of the season.

Buffalo Bills @ Houston Texans

Sammy Watkins hands don't look half as good as I thought they'd be, but he still hauled in 4 passes for 30 yards and a touchdown.

Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts

Zach Kerr, the Colts NT out of Delaware registered his first sack of the season, he's very much a rotational player right now, but getting that first sack never hurts. Bishop Sankey who I know interested a few people here registered his first career touchdown on Sunday, he had 34 yards on 6 carries, which gives him an impressive 5.1 yards per carry average on the season.

Detroit Lions @ New York Jets

Eric Ebron flashed his ability in the red-zone with a confident grab, he ended the day with 3 receptions for 34 yards. On the other side, Jace Amaro flashed his potential by hauling in 5 catches on 5 targets for 58 yards. Calvin Pryor may have been dodgy in coverage, but he registered 0.5 of a sack.

Miami Dolphins @ Oakland Raiders

Walt Aikens a Dolphins cornerback out of Liberty registered his first career NFL interception. T.J Carrie the Oakland cornerback out of Ohio U, also registered an interception. Little known TE Brian Leonhardt registered his first touchdown catch of the season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Rookie kicker Patrick Murray had a good game for Tampa, as he nailed both his field goals with a long of 50. Mike Evans the highly touted receiver out of Texas A&M snatched 4 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown, that's his firs score this year, but that did take him over 200 yards on the season.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ San Diego Chargers

Cordarro Law registered his first sack of the season for the Chargers. Allen Hurns didn't score a touchdown, but he looked pretty good regardless, catching 5 passes for 68 yards.

Philadelphia Eagles @ San Francisco 49'ers

Aaron Lynch may not flash in the box score, but he certainly flashed on the field. In just 25 snaps he had 2 QB hits, 2 QB hurries and he made a critical play in chasing down Foles.

Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota Vikings

Although Teddy Bridgewater didn't throw a touchdown, he didn't throw an interception either. He threw for over 300 yards and ran for a touchdown himself. Jerick McKinnon also flashed for the Vikings, picking up 135 yards on just 16 carries as well as 1 reception which he turned upfield for 17 yards. Rookie Anthony Barr picked up his 2nd sack on the season and looked pretty decent doing it.

New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys

Bradin Cooks had 5 receptions, however they only went for 31 yards.

New England Patriots @ Kansas City Chiefs

Jimmy Garoppolo got off to a good start as he spotted the erratic Tom Brady, he was 6/7 for 70 yards and a TD. Cairo Santos the rookie kicker for Kansas City was perfect on the day with 2 field goals and 5 extra points.