NFL 2017 Season All-Rookie Team Final Edition

By | January 8, 2018

Seems like just yesterday that I presented you with my mid-season NFL All-Rookie team. It was actually about two months ago, and since then the regular season has wrapped up and it is time for the final version. This one takes into account players who went down during the season with serious injuries (which gives them an incomplete), as well as players who came on late. I’ve included a injury list after the actual team listing. I have also included a short list of outstanding Undrafted Rookie Free Agents.

OFFENSE
QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY BEARS
RB KAREEM HUNT CHIEFS
RB ALVIN KAMARA SAINTS
RB CHRISTIAN McCAFFREY PANTHERS
WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER STEELERS
WR COOPER KUPP RAMS
WR KEELAN COLE JAGUARS (URFA)
TE EVAN ENGRAM GIANTS
TE O.J. HOWARD BUCS
C PAT ELFLEIN VIKINGS
G DAN FEENEY CHARGERS
G ETHAN POCIC SEA HAWKS
G/T DION DAWKINS BILLS
T CAM ROBINSON JAGUARS
T GARETT BOLLES BRONCOS
T RYAN RAMCZYK SAINTS

DEFENSE
E MYLES GARRETT BROWNS
E SOLOMON THOMAS 49’ERS
E JORDAN WILLIS BENGALS
T DALVIN TOMLINSON GIANTS
T DAVID GODCHAUX DOLPHINS
T EDDIE VANDERDOES RAIDERS
LB JARRAD DAVIS LIONS
LB KENDELL BECKWITH BUCS
LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM TEXANS
LB T.J. WATT STEELERS
LB JAYON BROWN TITANS
ER CARL LAWSON BENGALS
CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE BILLS
CB ADOREE’ JACKSON TITANS
CB MARLON HUMPHREY RAVENS
CB MARSHON LATTIMORE SAINTS
S JAMAL ADAMS JETS
S EDDIE JACKSON BEARS
S JOHN JOHNSON RAMS
S JABRILL PEPERS BROWNS

SPECIAL TEAMS
K HARRISON BUTKER CHIEFS
P JUSTIN VOGEL PACKERS (URFA)
ATH TARIK COHEN BEARS

Honorable Mention
DESHONE KIZER/QB BROWNS
LEONARD FOURNETTE/RB JAGUARS
SAMAJE PERINE/REDSKINS
ZAY JONES/WR BILLS
TAYWON TAYLOR/WR TITANS
DAVID NJOKWU/TE RBOWNS
TAYLOR MOTON/G/T PANTHERS
DEREK BARNETT/DE EAGLES
LARRY OGUNJOBI/DT BROWNS
NAZAIR JONES/DT SEA HAWKS
RYAN GLASGOW/DT BENGALS
REUBEN FOSTER/LB 49’ERS
DESMOND KING/DB CHARGERS
JOURDAN LEWIS/COWBOYS
BUDDA BAKER/CARDINALS
JUSTIN EVANS/S BUCS
MARCUS MAYE/S JETS

INCOMPLETE/INJURED
QB DeSHAUN WATSON TEXANS
RB DALVIN COOK VIKINGS
RB D’ONTA FOREMAN TEXANS
S MALIK HOOKER COLTS
CB KEVIN KING PACKERS
OG FORREST LAMP CHARGERS
DE JONATHAN ALLEN REDSKINS
LB RAEKWON McMILLAN DOLPHINS
WR MIKE WILLIAMS CHARGERS
CB GAREON CONLEY RAIDERS

URFA Finds
FB/DL PATRICK RICARD RAVENS
RB/RS AUSTIN EKELER CHARGERS
P MATT HAUCK DOLPHINS
LB NICHOLAS MORROW RAIDERS
LB DYLAN COLE TEXANS
RB COREY CLEMENT EAGLES
LB HARDY NICKERSON BENGALS

Here are your Rookie statistical leaders. An asterisk (*) indicates that player led the entire NFL, otherwise they were the top Rookie statistically.

RUSHING YARDS: KAREEM HUNT/CHIEFS 1327*
RECEIVING/YARDS: JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER/STEELERS 917
RECEIVING/RECEPTIONS: ALVIN KAMARA/SAINTS 81
TACKLES: JARRAD DAVIS/LIONS 96
SACKS: CARL LAWSON/BENGALS 8.5
INTERCEPTIONS: MARSHON LATTIMORE/SAINTS 5
LEADING SCORER: HARRISON BUTKER/K CHIEFS 142 points
LEADING TD: ALVIN KAMARA/SAINTS 14

That’s it folks. It was another solid, if not spectacular, year for Rookies in the NFL in 2017. A bit of the glamor was missing this year because of the lack of an immediate elite QB emergence, once WATSON went down in mid-season. But just take a look at the Sophomore season emergence of JARED GOFF/Rams this past year. The bottom line is that most NFL teams got some significant help from the 2017 Rookie class.And for those who still need a boost the 2018 Prospect Poll for the NFL Draft looks stronger and deeper to me right now.

Pigskin