With the 2010 NFL draft class starting to see the field, the veterans are starting to fall into the background. The offensive rookies are stepping up and making big plays. The stage is set and the competition is stiff.
Which young offensive stars are breaking out in the beginning stages of the regular season?
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Tony Moeaki caught the Chiefs’ first receiving touchdown of the season, leads the team in receiving, and had a one-handed touchdown catch against the 49ers. Moeaki is an impact player, and is changing the history of Kansas City football.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Every time this rookie sees the field, he explodes. He has already helped another young rookie in breaking a punt-return record for the Chiefs, and continues to make all-star plays. McCluster returned a punt for 94 yards to get a touchdown in an early game this season. McCluster’s speed and agility help him make the plays to put the Kansas City Chiefs on the scoreboard.
Being 10th in scoring isn’t a bad start for a rookie. Jahvid Best has rushed for four touchdowns in just four games in the NFL. Also, Best has one catch for a touchdown. His elite college skills have transformed into comparable NFL skills.
Best is an unstoppable running back with quick feet and great reads. From the looks of his career so far, the rookie will only improve in his time with the Lions.
NEW ENGLAND PATROITS
Arguably the best offensive rookie in the NFL this season, Aaron Hernandez leads his New England Patriots team with 240 receiving yards and 18 catches. Although this rookie is pure talent, it doesn’t hurt to have Tom Brady tossing him the ball every Sunday either.
Though Florida has been getting a lot of negative attention lately, Hernandez has truly settled into his own and become a model player for the Patriots. With Randy Moss traded away, Hernandez will be seeing a lot more of the ball.
ST. LOUIS RAMS
Sam Bradford is definitely living up to the hype of being the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. With only a few games of NFL experience, the St. Louis Rams quarterback is out-throwing, out-scoring, and outdoing most of the league’s legends. Bradford makes playing in the NFL look as easy as playground two-hand touch. The future looks very promising for the young Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams.