The 2022 NFL rookie class has already made a bit of noise through two weeks. Which rookies are set to have a huge performance in week three? Whenever rookies have big games, that can’t be anything but promising for the teams that drafted them. Making the adjustment from college to the pros is incredibly hard, and seeing that development happen in year one is special.
It seems like every year, rookies in the NFL get better and better. We saw Justin Jefferson turn into one of the best receivers in the NFL during his rookie season. We also saw Justin Herbert do the same for his position in year one.
Ja’Marr Chase is easily a top 10 receiver in the NFL now, and he exploded in year one. No matter the position, there will always be rookies who impress from time to time, or even close to a weekly basis. As we head into week three of the 2022 NFL season, which rookies should end up having a huge performance?
2022 NFL rookies who can have a big performance in week three
Drake London, Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons play the Seattle Seahawks in week three. It’s a 4:25PM EST start time. Fortunately for Drake London, the Falcons’ rookie wide receiver, he has a great chance to explode during this game.
The Falcons are quarterbacked by Marcus Mariota, who has two touchdown passes and two interceptions through two games. However, the Falcons’ passing attack gets a good matchup against Seattle, who is seventh worst in the NFL in passing yards allowed. They’ve allowed 514 passing yards through two games, and don’t have Jamal Adams for the rest of the season.
They also have some rookies in the secondary who get exposed by London, the first wide receiver taken in the 2022 NFL draft. London has 160 receiving yards through two games so far, but don’t be surprised if he’s able to reach that number in his team’s week three game.