Preseason football has nearly run its course. Now, the regular season is just a stone's throw away.
This definitely seems like the perfect time to gauge the progress of the newest members of the NFL elite. Though we’re still rather early into the evaluation process, there’s still a lot to be learned from the first three weeks of NFL action.
Continue along as we find out which rookies are on the path to stardom and which ones have all the makings of a first-class bust.
In order to create this rookie power ranking, I painstakingly watched every single preseason game to date, focusing my attention exclusively on rookies and their performances. Furthermore, I used preseason statistics provided by Pro Football Focus (paid site) and NFL.com in order to aid in the ranking process.
For the “draft grade” column, I used my personal big board to help determine the draft value of each prospect relative to the round they were selected in. The “overall grade” was determined by averaging the “draft grade” and “preseason grade” together. I also factored in some key undrafted free agents (when applicable) who have stood out.