Ranking the Top 25 NFL Rookies Through Week 10 of the 2011 Season

Justine BrownCorrespondent IINovember 16, 2011

With the NFL season more than halfway over and teams heading into Week 11, a number of rookies have made a substantial impact on their teams.

Players like Nick Fairley of the Lions and Jonathan Baldwin of the Chiefs were a little late to the party and are just starting to make their names now, while rookie quarterbacks are led by Cam Newton and Andy Dalton's impressive performances thus far.

Wide receivers A.J. Green and Julio Jones have certainly made their marks, and Von Miller and Aldon Smith are both making their cases for Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Here is a look at the NFL rookie rankings through Week 10.

1. Cam Newton, Panthers QB

2. Andy Dalton, Bengals QB

3. A.J. Green, Bengals WR

4. Von Miller, Broncos OLB

5. Aldon Smith, 49ers, LB

6. Julio Jones, Falcons WR

7. Marcell Dareus, Bills DT

8. Patrick Peterson, Cardinals CB

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20:  Linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos is introduced before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 20, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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9. Mike Pouncey, Dolphins C

10. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys RB

11. Ryan Kerrigan, Redskins OLB

12. Greg Little, Cleveland WR

13. Mason Foster, Buccaneers LB

14. Randall Cobb, Packers WR

15. Doug Baldwin, Seattle WR

16. Mark Ingram, Saints RB

17. Torrey Smith, Baltimore WR

18. Denarius Moore, Raiders WR

19. Daniel Thomas, Miami RB

20. Tyron Smith, Cowboys OT

21. Lance Kendricks, Rams TE

22. Delone Carter, Colts RB

23. Jabaal Sheard, Browns DE

26. Dane Sanzenbacher, Bears WR

25. Colin Cochart, Bengals TE