Impact Rookies: Janoris Jenkins, Michael Brockers, Daryl Richardson, Chris Givens, Brian Quick and Isaiah Pead
The NFL is buzzing after Janoris Jenkins returned two interceptions for touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals. Outside of being suspended for one game for violating team rules, Jenkins' rookie season has been a major success.
He isn't only someone who generates turnovers, as he also does a good job in coverage. His quick short-area burst allows him to click and close on the ball.
The St. Louis Rams defense is also getting a boost from Michael Brockers. He excels at holding at the line of scrimmage and stuffing the run. Brockers also does a good job occupying blockers so the linebackers can cleanly flow to the football.
In a bit of a surprise, his ability to penetrate the pocket has developed quicker than expected.
Offensively, the Rams have seen some of its rookie playmakers improve through the course of the season. Darryl Richardson has been the most steady contributor as Steven Jackson's backup. However, Chris Givens' ability to emerge as a deep threat is more important.
On the season, Givens has five receptions over 50 yards.
This class also possesses good depth with players like Isaiah Pead, Brian Quick and Trumaine Johnson.