No rookie NFL quarterbacks got a week one start for the first time since 2007. One QB to watch though could be Malik Willis from the Titans as they lost their first game to the Giants and now are expected to lose again to the Bills next week. He could be starting soon
Running backs had a rough start to the year. Breece Hall of the Jets was expected to be a workhorse but got out-touched and outplayed by the backup Michael Carter. Travis Etienne, who is technically a rookie after not suiting up for a game last year, was also outplayed and out-touched by the backup in Jacksonville, James Robinson. It was a rough start but as these two rookies get more touches they may prove they should be in line for more work going forward.
A handful of wide receivers looked really good in week one. The surprise was Johan Dotson from the Washington Commanders. He had two touchdowns in the game and looked good. He only had three catches though and 40 yards. Another wide receiver, Drake London, who was the first wideout taken in the draft, was very solid with five catches for 74 yards. He looks like he could be really good for Atlanta this year.
Some surprise rookie wide receivers to take a look at are Bryce Phillips from Tennessee and Christian Watson from Green Bay. Phillips had nine targets and reeled in six catches for 66 yards while Watson had just two catches for 34 yards but dropped a wide open deep pass after burning his defender on what would have likely been a 75-yard touchdown.
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