Some rookies, like Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins, said hello to the professional football world in a big way extremely early in their careers. While Week 6 is still early, a handful of other guys sent some delayed greetings to NFL opponents and fans.
Chris Givens of the St. Louis Rams was one of those late arrivals to the party, but when he showed up, things got a lot more exciting in the Rams’ offense.
The wide receiver was shut out of his first two games with the Rams before catching two balls for a ho-hum nine yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 3.
He followed those up with 50-plus yard catches in each of the three consecutive weeks.
Givens hauled in one catch for 52 yards Week 4 against the Seahawks, another for a 51-yard touchdown Week 5 at home against the Arizona Cardinals and three balls for 85 yards in Week 6 in Miami against the Dolphins.
Here are a few other rookies who have been doing some notable things lately.