A year ago, the battle to be named the NFL’s top offensive rookie was clearly between New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. Both players had historic rookie seasons, which made either a good choice, but there is no such obvious choice this year on either side of the ball, but especially on defense.
With the 2019 regular season in the books, here are our final Rookie Power Rankings, divided between offense and defense.
Honorable mention: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin, New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton, Green Bay Packers offensive guard Elgton Jenkins, Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant
Honorable mention: New York Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, Carolina Panthers edge rusher Brian Burns, Kansas City Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill, New Orleans Saints safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Los Angeles Rams safety Taylor Rapp