Every week, Withthefirstpick.com will be selecting a weekly All-Rookie team, featuring the stars of the previous weekends games. In addition to the Weekly All-Rookie team, keep an eye out for the Mid-season All-Rookie team and the regular season All-Rookie team later in the year.
Week 5 has come and gone, and with it came a few standout performances along with one of the biggest upsets of the season. There are some familiar faces among the week 5 All Rookie team, and one AFC East rookie has found his name on our list for each and every week of the 2013 season. Our week 5 All Rookie team is made up of 8 first round picks, 6 second round picks, 5 third round picks, and 1 pick each from the 4th, 6th, and 7th rounds.
Geno Smith – Quarterback, New York Jets
Led the Jets to an upset victory by out dueling Matt Ryan in Atlanta, Smith threw for 199 yards and 3 touchdowns for a quarterback rating of 147.7.
Eddie Lacy – Running Back, Green Bay Packers
Ran hard for 23 carries and 99 yards in the Packers victory over the Detroit Lions in Lambeau Field.
Terrance Williams – Wide Receiver, Dallas Cowboys
Caught all 4 of his targets and scored the first touchdown of his career on an 82 yard catch and run in the Cowboys shoot out loss to the Broncos.
Kennan Allen – Wide Receiver, San Diego Chargers
Has continued to emerge as a legitimate weapon for the Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers. 6 catches for 115 yards and a 7 yard 4th quarter touchdown.
Robert Woods – Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills
Led the Bills with 5 catches for 64 yards after becoming the go to receiver after Stevie Johnson went down with an injury.
Tyler Eifert – Tight End, Cincinnati Bengals
Has emerged as the #2 option in the Cincinnati passing game, 5 catches for 53 yards in the Bengals victory over the Patriots.
David Bakhtiari – Left Tackle, Green Bay Packers
Did a good job holding fellow rookie Ziggy Ansah in check as the Packers racked up over 450 yards of total offense in their victory over Detroit.
Hugh Thornton – Left Guard, Indianapolis Colts
Helped the Indy offensive line wear down a dominating Seattle Seahawk defense in the Colts upset victory at home.
Travis Frederick – Center, Dallas Cowboys
Helped give Tony Romo enough time to have a career day throwing the football as the Cowboys accumulated well over 500 yards of total offense against a very good Broncos defense.
D.J. Fluker – Right Tackle, San Diego Chargers
Continued his strong play as the Chargers right tackle and delivered one of the best offensive lineman highlights of the season by body slamming Raiders rookie Sio Moore to the turf while in pass protection.
Lane Johnson – Right Tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
Helped hold the Giants to just one sack while keeping Michael Vick and Nick Foles clean and able to make plays in the Eagles 36-21 victory over the Giants.
Sheldon Richardson – Defensive Line, New York Jets
Was all over the field against the Falcons, registering 5 tackles, 2 for loss, a sack, and a pass deflection. Richardson continues to disrupt and make plays for Rex Ryan and the Jets.
Armonty Bryant – Defensive Line, Cleveland Browns
In his first meaningful action of the season, Bryant replaced the injured Desmond Bryant and recorded the first sack of his career and applied some big time pressure in key moments of the Browns 37-24 win over the Bills at home.
Chris Jones – Defensive Tackle, New England Patriots
Filling in for the injured Vince Wilfork, Jones’ 4 tackles, 1 for loss, 1.5 sacks, and multiple hits to Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton earned the first time starter a spot on the list.
Bennie Logan – Defensive Line, Philadelphia Eagles
Disruptive against the struggling Giants with a sack and a tackle for loss on Eli Manning. Logan should continue to develop a more prominent role on the Eagles rotation.
Kiko Alonso – Inside Linebacker, Buffalo Bills
The NFL’s front runner for defensive rookie of the year, Alonso was all over the field again for the Bills. Alonso made 12 stops, 1 for loss, and ended Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer’s season with a crunching hit on the 3rd drive of the game.
Manti Te’o – Inside Linebacker, San Diego Chargers
5 tackles in his 2nd game back from injury. Te’o is gaining confidence as his comfort level improves inside of the Chargers defense.
D.J. Hayden – Cornerback, Oakland Raiders
8 tackles, a pass deflection, and an interception helped the Raiders get their 2nd win on the season over the Chargers in Oakland.
Tyrann Mathieu – Defensive Back, Arizona Cardinals
5 tackles, a tackle for loss, and the first sack of his career helped the Cardinals defeat the Panthers and improve to 2-0 at home on the season.
Kenny Vaccaro – Defensive Back, New Orleans Saints
Vaccaro was a stat sheet stuffer against the Bears racking up 6 solo tackles, 1 for loss, 1 sack, a pass deflection, and a hit on the quarterback.
Jonathan Cyprien – Safety, Jacksonville Jaguars
Led the Jaguars with 13 tackles against the Rams. Cyprien’s development is one of the lone bright spots in Jacksonville right now.
Eric Reid – Safety, San Francisco 49ers
8 tackles with a batted pass for Reid as the 49ers defense shut down the Houston Texans and Matt Schaub on their way to a 34-3 dismantling on Sunday night football.
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