This year’s rookies are still a long way from finishing their first professional season, but many have already become vital contributors to their respective teams. These players will look to build on their success, and in some cases, continue to help their teams in the push to the playoffs.
Keenan Allen (WR) - San Diego Chargers
Allen leads NFL rookies in receiving yards (568) and is tied for an AFC-rookie best in receptions (38).
Kiko Alonso (LB) - Buffalo Bills
Alonso leads all rookies with 99 tackles, and has one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, four interceptions and four passes defensed.
Giovani Bernard (RB) - Cincinnati Bengals
Bernard leads AFC rookies with 723 scrimmage yards.
Le’Veon Bell (RB) - Pittsburgh Steelers
Bell is tied for the NFL-rookie best for rushing touchdowns, with four.
Sheldon Richardson (DT) - New York Jets
Richardson has 41 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defensed.