Week 10 of the 2013 NFL regular season brought quite a few surprises. Some familiar names continued to make plays and claim a spot on the weekly All-Rookie team, while some fresh faces have also worked their way onto the list. The week 10 team features 7 first round picks, 4 second round picks, 6 third round picks, 2 fourth round picks, and an undrafted free agent.
Mike Glennon – Quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Glennon and the Bucs notched their first win of the season against the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football. It was far from his best effort, but it was good enough for the first win of his career.
Le’Veon Bell – Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bell brought his lunch pail to work on Sunday and despite a pedestrian 2.6 yards per carry, Bell helped the Steelers win the time of possession battle and scored a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 23-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Giovani Bernard – Running Back, Cincinnati Bengals
Bernard continues to thrive within Cincinnati’s offense as a dual threat weapon out of the backfield. Bernard had a receiving touchdown and 95 total yards in a loss to the Ravens.
Tavon Austin- Wide Receiver, St. Louis Rams
The Rams faithful have been waiting patiently for Austin to explode and he finally did with 314 total yards and 3 touchdowns in the upset of the week, a 38-8 beat down of the Indianapolis Colts.
Kenny Stills – Wide Receiver, New Orleans Saints
Stills continues to be an explosive downfield threat for Drew Brees and the Saints, his 3 catches for 75 yards, including a 52 yard touchdown reception helped New Orleans race past Dallas 49-17.
Jordan Reed – Tight End, Washington Redskins
Reed has emerged as a playmaker and go to guy for Robert Griffin III and the Redskins offense, but 6 catches for 62 yards and a touchdown were not enough to get a win against the Vikings.
Larry Warford – Right Guard, Detroit Lions
Warford has played a key role in Reggie Bush emerging as an elite back, the Lions controlled the line of scrimmage in their 21-19 victory over the Chicago Bears.
Lane Johnson – Right Tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
Johnsons steady play allowed for Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, 27-13.
David Bakhtiari – Left Tackle, Green Bay Packers
Bakhtiari has continued to play well at left tackle for the Packers, and has been effective in both the running game and pass protection.
Justin Pugh – Right Tackle, New York Giants
Pugh was able to help get the running game back on track as Andre Brown exploded for 115 yards in a 24-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
Datone Jones – Defensive End, Green Bay Packers
Jones got the better of All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters and notched 2 sacks in a home loss against the Eagles.
Star Lotulelei – Defensive Tackle, Carolina Panthers
Lotulelei doesn’t always show up in the box score, but his presence in the middle of the Carolina defensive front has elevated the play of everyone around him.
Jarvis Jones – Outside Linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jarvis Jones finally recorded the first sack of his career in the Steelers 23-10 victory over the Bills. It has been a slower than expected start for recently demoted Jones, but this game was a step in the right direction.
Kiko Alonso – Inside Linebacker, Buffalo Bills
Alonso was once again a ball hawk and recorded 10 tackles in a loss against the Steelers. Alonso and the Bills held Steeler running backs to under 3.5 yards per carry on the day.
Paul Worrilow – Inside Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons
19 total tackles in a blowout loss to the Seahawks, Worrilow has been a pleasant surprise for the struggling Falcons after going undrafted out of Delaware.
Sio Moore – Outside Linebacker, Oakland Raiders
Moore has slowly been emerging as an edge presence for the Raiders, his 10 tackles, a sack, and forced fumble against the Giants represent the best game in his young career.
Dwayne Gratz – Cornerback, Jacksonville Jaguars
Gratz came up big with 5 tackles and an interception in Jacksonvilles first win of the season, a 29-27 upset of the Tennessee Titans.
D.J. Swearinger – Safety, Houston Texans
Swearinger has become a force for the Texans defense, in a loss to Arizona he had 3 tackles, 1 for loss, broke up 2 passes, and snagged an interception from quarterback Carson Palmer.
Kenny Vaccaro - Safety, New Orleans Saints
Vaccaro and the Saints defense held Tony Romo to his worst passing day of the season, Vaccaro chipped in with 3 tackles and a broken up pass.
Tyrann Mathieu – Defensive Back, Arizona Cardinals
Mathieu had 7 tackles and a broken up pass in the Cardinals victory over the Texans. Mathieu has been a consistent performer for Arizona in 2013 and is developing into a special player.
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