PFF names top 25 rookies of 2021 season

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Pro Football Focus has named their top 25 rookies from the 2021 season. Among them, stars who burst on the scene like Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons and Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase lead the way.

Multiple rookies have made such an impact that their teams were elevated far into the playoffs. No one did so more than Chase, as the wide receiver is part of the reason the Bengals are gearing up for the AFC Championship.

Additionally, Mac Jones rose above his draft-mates to become the best rookie quarterback in 2021. In his first season with the New England Patriots, Jones took the team back to the playoffs after one year off.

Moreover, late round gems made their impact as well. While the Detroit Lions waited until the fourth round to select wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, the former USC star was pugnacious all season long.

As the offseason approaches, the sky is the limit for many players entering their first full NFL offseason. Here’s who PFF believes the top 25 rookies of the 2021 season are.

Top 25 rookies of 2021 season, per PFF:

1) LB Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys
2) WR Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
3) C Creed Humphrey, Kansas City Chiefs
4) T Rashawn Slater, Los Angeles Chargers
5) TE Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons
6) S Jevon Holland, Miami Dolphins
7) QB Mac Jones, New England Patriots
8) WR Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins
9) T Penei Sewell, Detroit Lions
10) WR DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
11) WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions
12) CB Nate Hobbs, Las Vegas Raiders
13) LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Cleveland Browns
14) S Trevon Moehrig, Las Vegas Raiders
15) TE Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers
16) CB Patrick Surtain, Denver Broncos
17) QB Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
18) CB Greg Newsome II, Cleveland Browns
19) CB Eric Stokes, Green Bay Packers
20) DI Christian Barmore, New England Patriots
21) SCB Elijah Molden, Tennessee Titans
22) LB Nick Bolton, Kansas City Chiefs
23) RB Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers
24) LB Pete Werner, New Orleans Saints
25) RB Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos