Team-by-Team NFL Rookie Class Report Card Heading into Preseason Week 3

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Team-by-Team NFL Rookie Class Report Card Heading into Preseason Week 3
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Kyle Long, Jordan Mills and the Chicago Bears' rookie class is off to an impressive start.

The acclimation process for this year’s NFL rookie class is well underway, as the NFL preseason is now halfway complete. As the regular season draws near, all 32 NFL teams are making determinations about which players will be able to help their teams as significant contributors this season.

Which NFL rookie classes have been the most impressive through the first two weeks of this preseason? Assessed by a letter grade, let’s take a quick look at how each team’s rookie class has fared thus far.

Teams will be graded primarily on the success of their rookies drafted in the first three rounds, though the performances of Day 3 draft picks and undrafted free agents were also considered, especially in the case of undrafted rookies who have stood out for their teams early.

NFL teams are listed in alphabetical order.


Author’s Disclaimer: There are many NFL teams whose preseason games I have not yet seen this year. I have relied upon other trusted sources (who are credited throughout the slideshow) for more information on the performances of rookies throughout the league, while drawing from my analysis for the rookies whose games I have watched.

Pro Football Focus is one source frequently referenced throughout the slideshow. A subscription is required for its premium statistics, from which grades and snap counts are referenced throughout this article.

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