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.
As the NFL season moves along, we are starting to see some trends developing and players emerging for their respective teams. Some offensive rookies are beginning to show rookie of the year potential, while an AFC East rookie linebacker looks to be running away with the award for the defensive side of the ball. The AFC North had their hands full with a couple of NFC North rookie skill players, while a trio of NFC West defensive backs made the week 6 All Rookie team.
Mike Glennon – Quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Steadily improving and spread the ball around well in a loss against the Eagles. 26-43, 273 yards, and 2 touchdowns.
Eddie Lacy – Running Back, Green Bay Packers
Had a very productive day against a tough Ravens defense, 23 carries for 120 yards and was unstoppable late in the game to seal a close victory.
Keenan Allen – Wide Receiver, San Diego Chargers
Emerging as a legit #1 option for a revitalized Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense. 9 catches for 107 yards and the games only touchdown in the win over the Colts.
Kenny Stills – Wide Receiver, New Orleans Saints
3 catches on 3 targets for 64 yards, including a 34 yard touchdown in the 4th quarter.
Timothy Wright – Tight End, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The undrafted free agent out of Rutgers has a fan in Mike Glennon and after his 7 catch 91 yard performance, he should begin to attract attention.
Joseph Fauria – Tight End, Detroit Lions
The towering red zone threat abused the Browns secondary hauling in all 3 of his targets for 34 yards and 3 touchdowns.
David Bakhtiari – Left Tackle, Green Bay Packers
The Packers have to be pleased by his progression as Bakhtiari held All-Pro Terrell Suggs without a quarterback sack for the first time all year.
Larry Warford – Right Guard, Detroit Lions
Helped slow down an aggressive Cleveland front 7 and keep quarterback Matt Stafford upright while opening holes for running back Reggie Bush.
Lane Johnson – Right Tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
Protected quarterback Nick Foles well and helped the Philly offense rack up over 400 yards of total offense.
D.J. Fluker – Right Tackle, San Diego Chargers
Helped the Chargers dominate the Colts front 7 and control the clock on their way to a 19-9 victory.
Kyle Long – Right Guard, Chicago Bears
Kept the New York front 7 from getting to quarterback Jay Cutler and opened holes for Matt Forte in the Bears 27-21 win over the Giants at home.
Sharrif Floyd – Defensive Tackle, Minnesota Vikings
Was able to apply consistent pressure and took down Cam Newton for a sack in the Vikings blowout loss against the Panthers.
Mike Catapano – Defensive Line, Kansas City Chiefs
Beginning to flash as a rotational lineman and recorded the first sack of his career in a victory against the Raiders.
Benny Logan – Defensive Line, Philadelphia Eagles
Improving weekly as an interior pass rusher, sacking the quarterback now 2 weeks in a row.
Corey Lemonier – Linebacker, San Francisco 49ers
Made his first career sack and forced fumble in the 49ers victory over Arizona. Earning more and more looks in the 49ers outside linebacker rotation.
Kiko Alonso – Linebacker, Buffalo Bills
Racked up 22 tackles in an overtime loss to Cincinnati and continued his march towards defensive rookie of the year.
Manti Te’o – Linebacker, San Diego Chargers
Had 5 solo tackles as the Chargers shut down the Colts running game, Te’o and Donald Butler are developing into one of the most promising inside linebacker duo’s in the NFL.
Alec Ogletree – Linebacker, St. Louis Rams
10 tackles, a pass deflection, and a 98 yards interception return for a touchdown. Ogletree has displayed a nose for the football all season long.
D.J. Hayden – Cornerback, Oakland Raiders
Continues to improve on a weekly basis and helped the feisty Raiders defense hold Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs to under 250 total yards on offense.
Tyrann Mathieu – Safety, Arizona Cardinals
Mathieu continues to shine for the Cardinals with 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and a pass deflection against San Francisco.
Eric Reid – Safety, San Francisco 49ers
Came up big with 3 tackles, a pass deflection, a fumble recovery, and his 3rd career interception in a win against Arizona.
Kenny Vaccaro – Defensive Back, New Orleans Saints
Another solid outing with 6 tackles while lining up all over the defensive backfield.