The offensive rookies for the 2013 NFL Draft class really took off in week 12. Mike Glennon has been able to find the winning formula in Tampa and is making a serious argument for the top rookie signal caller. Sheldon Richardson and Star lotulelei have both been dominant in their own ways as well as being steals at the #13 and #14 spot in the draft. I have finally got around to giving some very due recognition to the St. Louis Rams rookie backfield. 5 new names made this weeks NFL All Rookie Team.
Mike Glennon – Quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Has been a ray of hope for the Buccaneers in a lost season. 247 yards and 2 touchdowns on only 21 attempts in a win against Detroit, their 3rd in a row.
Eddie Lacy – Running Back, Green Bay Packers
Lacy was injured late, but his 110 yards and a touchdown helped Green Bay keep their playoff hopes alive with a tie against the Vikings.
Benny Cunningham/Zac Stacy – Running Backs, St. Louis Rams
The impressive young duo gashed a banged up Bears defense for nearly 200 yards and 2 touchdowns, with over a 7 yard per carry average.
Keenan Allen – Wide Receiver, San Diego Chargers
Stepped up big time for Philip Rivers, hauling in 9 catches for 124 yards in the Chargers upset win over the Chiefs at Arrowhead.
Justin Hunter – Wide Receiver, Tennessee Titans
Was a playmaker for Ryan Fitzpatrick in a victory over the Raiders, his 6 catches for 109 yards and a score paced the Titans receivers.
Timothy Wright – Tight End, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wright continues to be a reliable outlet for Mike Glennon in the passing game, his 8 catches for 75 yards helped keep Detroit’s defense honest.
D.J. Fluker – Left Tackle, San Diego Chargers
Helped the Charger offense put up nearly 500 total yards against a wounded Chiefs defense. Left late with an injury.
Chance Warmack – Right Guard, Tennessee Titans
Was part of an offensive unit that put up over 400 yards in a victory against the Raiders.
Brian Schwenke - Center, Tennessee Titans
Paired with Chance Warmack, the Titans were able to control the line of scrimmage and allow Ryan Fitzpatrick the throw for 320 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Justin Pugh – Right Tackle, New York Giants
The Giants offensive line bullied the Dallas defense in the running game, leading to over 200 yards combined for running backs Brandon Jacobs and Andre Brown.
Ezekial Ansah – Defensive End, Detroit Lions
Ansah has now registered back to back 2 sack games which brings his total to 7 on the year. Was part of a Detroit front which shut down the run and pressured Mike Glennon all day.
Star Lotulelei – Defensive Tackle, Carolina Panthers
Led a Panthers front 7 which held Miami running backs to 16 yards on 13 carries. Lotulelei’s addition has brought the Panthers defense to the verge of elite status.
Chris Jones – Defensive Tackle, New England Patriots
9 total tackles and a tackle for loss in New Englands overtime victory over the Broncos. The waiver wire gem has been a consistent force in the middle of the Patriots defense in relief of Vince Wilfork. 40 tackles and 5 sacks on the year.
Sheldon Richardson – Defensive Lineman, New York Jets
9 tackles, a sack, and 3 tackles for loss. Richardson has exceeded lofty expectations and has been brilliant in Rex Ryan’s defensive scheme.
Khaseem Greene – Outside Linebacker, Chicago Bears
Greene had 6 tackles and a forced fumble in what turned out to be an ugly day all around for the Chicago Bears. Greene’s arrow is pointing up so make sure to grab some Bears tickets and see him live if you’re a Chicago fan.
Alec Ogletree – Outside Linebacker, St. Louis Rams
11 tackles, a tackle for loss, and a pass deflected for the Rams speedy playmaker. Ogletree was constantly around the football in the victory over Chicago.
Paul Worrilow - Outside Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons
His 9 tackles and a tackle for loss helped limit the explosive Saints offense to just 17 points. Worrilow may be playing his way onto the roster long term.
Logan Ryan – Cornerback, New England patriots
Had a big 4th quarter interception which set up a Tom Brady touchdown pass. Also had 4 tackles and a pass defensed.
Jonathan Banks – Cornerback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3 tackles, 2 pass deflections, and an interception of Matt Stafford in Tampa’s 24-21 victory.
Kenny Vaccaro - Safety, New Orleans Saints
9 tackles and a pass defensed in the Saints close victory over the Falcons. As usual, Vaccaro was all over the field lining up in multiple positions.
Jonathan Cyprien – Safety, Jacksonville Jaguars
Helped the Jaguars defense clamp down on the struggling Texans offense. 6 tackles and 2 pass deflections.
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