Rookies are a big part of any sports team. These are selected to provide a fresh boost of energy for the team. They are drafted on the basis of the need of the team. The players who had a tremendous college season are likely to be higher up the draft order and are chosen by the team that had a bad record the previous season. So, the rookies generally do not have the option to select a team. 

There have been rookies who have ascended to be the franchise players for their team. Recently, Joe Burrow was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals as the first overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Because the Bengals were struggling to find a legitimate quarterback, this pick handed them an opportunity to compete for the Super Bowl in the coming years.

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Let’s have a look at the top rookies by individual positions heading into the NFL this upcoming season:-

1) Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh Steelers), Quarterback 

College Stats:

GP- 52, Passing Yds- 12303, Td- 81

2) Drake London (Atlanta Falcons), Wide Receiver

College Stats: 

GP- 27, Receiving Yds- 2153, Td- 15

3) Breece Hall (New York Jets), Running Back

College Stats:

GP- 36, Rushing Yds- 3941, Td- 50

4) Trey McBride (Arizona Cardinals), Tight End

College Stats:

GP- 40, Receiving Yds- 2100, Td- 10

5) Ikem Ekwonu (Carolina Panthers), Offensive Tackle

College Stats: 

GP- 2, Tackles- 1 

6) Kenyon Green (Houston Texans)

College Stats:

Stats Unavailable

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7) Tyler Linderbaum (Baltimore Ravens), Centre

College Stats:

GP-3, Tackles- 3

8) Jordan Davis (Philadelphia Eagles)

College Stats:

GP-47, Tackles- 91, Sacks- 7

9) Travon Walker (Jacksonville Jaguars)

College Stats:

GP- 36, Tackles- 65, Sacks- 9.5

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10) Quay Walker (Kansas City Chiefs), Linebacker

College Stats: 

GP- 37, Tackles- 137, Sacks- 5

11) Derek Stingley Jr (Houston Texans), Cornerback

College Stats:

GP- 25, Tackles- 73

12) Kyle Hamilton (Baltimore Ravens), Safety

College Stats:

GP- 37, Points- 6

13) Cade York (Cleveland Browns), Kicker

College Stats: 

GP- 37, FG%- 81.8, Points- 326

14) Jordan Stout (Baltimore Ravens), Punter

GP- 25, Punts- 100, Yards- 4454