It’s nearly midseason in the National Football League, but careers are just beginning for the best rookies of the 2013 NFL draft class.
As a result, new rookies are continuing to break out each week, while many other players who started promisingly are starting to show their inexperience as the season wears along.
From Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria’s three touchdowns to Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper’s five pass defenses to San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen’s 107-yard Monday Night Football performance, there were a slew of breakout rookie performances in Week 6.
Fauria, Cooper and Allen are among the new additions to this week’s Bleacher Report NFL Rookie Rankings, while the stocks of many other rookies rose or fell, as they either made big plays or were responsible for big plays by their opponents.
In the following slides, we’ll take a closer look at who stacks up as the league’s best first-year players heading into Week 7.
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