Well Worth The Draft
They have all been nominated for Rookie of the week (week 6) but they have what it takes to go on and be Rookie of the Year.
WR Keenan Allen. California.
Allen has played consistently well in a stop start Chargers team. He has become a fan favourite in San Diego and has the potential become a real asset to Mike McCoys offensive line. 23 for receptions for 332 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 14.4 yards a carry has shown that has made a good transition from College football.
On Monday Night Football Allen under double coverage caught a Philip Rivers pass in the end zone for the only touchdown of the game. Mobile, quick and the ability to lose the secondary, Keenan Allen will no doubt continue to be a threat to any defense throughout the rest of the season.
RB Eddie Lacy. Alabama.
Lacy produced another good week 6 performance for a Rookie. 23 carries for 120 yards (his first 100+ rushing total of his pro career) and the 99 yards in week 5 shows that Lacy is progressing well in pro football. Lacy will have to step up the mark for a few more weeks yet as the Packers have injury worries to WR's Randall Cob and James Jones.
Lacy has for 270 yards in 4 games and with a quality QB like Aaron Rodgers to provide leadership, the Rookie will grow in stature and ability at Lambeau Field.
Kiko Alonso. Oregon
The Bills have a real gem in Alonso. The MLB leads the NFL in tackles going in to week 7 with 66 in total, including 1 sack. This should not be underestimated considering the quality of linebackers in the NFL.
Hard hitting Alonso registered 22 tackles in week 6 against the Bengals. If 2nd year QB Thad Lewis can keep taking care of the football on the offense and Alonso continues to show his defensive qualities, the Bills have got some real potential on their books.
You may be asking why I have excluded other candidates, but right now these Rookies are making plays and performing in teams that have not exactly lit up the NFL this season. There is still a long way to go in the season and injuries may play their part, if they don't Allen, Lacy and Alonso may well be nominated for Rookie of the week again and again.