While the NFL Rookie of the Year race sees to be coming closer to a resolution on one side of the ball, it continues to change consistently on the other.
Defensively, four players have set themselves apart from the pack (see the top four slides in this week’s Rookie Rankings). New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson continued to try to set himself apart from even that pack in Week 12, leading the Jets with nine tackles and three defensive stops.
Offensively, however, no one has set himself apart as a clear-cut winner. Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford and Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy have been among the most consistent offensive standouts in the rookie class, but players like San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen and even Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon are making notable pushes.
All of those players are among the 25 rookies who are attempting to hold their place in Bleacher Report’s NFL Rookie Rankings with five games remaining in the season.
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