Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, Buffalo Bills cornerback Nickell Robey and New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith were among the rookies who continued making bigger names for themselves in Week 7 of the NFL season.
An emerging weapon on the Redskins offense, Reed had a breakout performance on Sunday by catching nine passes for 134 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears.
Robey has been solid as a slot cornerback for the Bills all season, but he was at his best on Sunday, making plays on the ball for a 19-yard interception return touchdown and three total passes defensed against Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Smith, meanwhile, continued the Jets’ alternating win/loss pattern this season by leading Gang Green to an overtime win over its biggest rival, the New England Patriots.
Robey and Smith have been overshadowed by teammates Kiko Alonso and Sheldon Richardson, respectively, who have arguably been the NFL’s top two rookies this season. Reed, on the other hand, had what was easily his best performance of the season to date.
All five of those players are among the 25 who make up this week’s Bleacher Report NFL Rookie Rankings.
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