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NFL Rookie Review - Week 1

Panini America's
Rookie Review week 1 


Trevor Lawrence (QB): 28/51 332 3Tds 3 INTs

In a much anticipated debut, Trevor Lawrence came out strong. While showing that he is indeed a rookie, Lawrence was unleashed to throw the ball 51 times in his first start as a professional. He had 3 TDs in his debut, something he will need more of as he pursuits the rookie TD record Herbert set last season.

Lawrence Auto: $550-$2250

Zach Wilson (QB): 20/37 258 Yards 2 TDs 1 INTs

Making his professional Debut, Zach Wilson went head-to-head with his Teams Previous QB, Sam Darnold. While Darnold may have taken the win, Zach showed resilience leading the team from being down 16-0 to a 16-14 split before Darnold and the panthers put the game away with a field goal. With key players in the offense being rookies, look for the jets to continue to grow and develop as the season progresses.

Zach Wilson Auto: $310 - $1300

Trey Lance (QB) 1/1 5 yards 1 TD, 3 rushes 2 yards.

Trey Lances debut wasn’t a long one, but it was a effective one. Still sitting behind Jimmy G, Trey lance is currently used as a Utility player. As he grows and become more comfortable in the offense, look for the 49ers to utilize him more and more, until he eventually takes the starting spot. Lances upside is to high to have him sitting behind Jimmy for the whole season.

Trey Lance Auto: $380-$1850

 


Mac Jones (QB):29/39 281 Yards 1 TD

Making his debut after successfully beating out Cam Newton for the starting spot, Mac Jones went head to head with a former teammate Tua Tagovailoa in his first start. The familiar face might explain why Mac Jones came out on fire, setting the rookie record for completion percentage for a rookie in a debut at 74.4%. he will look to tighten up his redzone work, but Mac Jones should be progressing weekly as he gets more comfortable in a Belichek offense. With both Alabama and New England Fan Bases in tow, Mac Jones figures to be one of the more collectable players in the class.

Mac Jones Auto: $425-$3460

Justin Fields (QB): 2/2 10 yards, 1 rush 3 yards 1 TD

After being spending a high school and college career being compared to Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields took the field as a professional for the first time. While it wasn’t a long trip to the gridiron, Fields was successful scoring a TD on a 3-yard run. Fields is being slowly walked out of the gate, giving fields time to get acclimated and to watch behind Andy Dalton. While it may have only been a 1 game sitting, as the bears started out against the Rams and their formidable defense. Look for Fields to see increased work moving forward, and to outright take the starting job.

Justin Fields Auto: $450-$2025

 
 
 

Najee Harris (RB): 16 carries 45 yards 1 rec 4 yards.

Najee harris came out as a bellcow in his debut, The only RB to take carries for the steelers. He did struggle to get going though week 1, but a large part of that is the recent assembled offensive line, as the unit become more comfortable with each other you should start to see significantly better days for Najee.

Najee Harris Auto: $102- $450

Javonte Williams (RB):14 carries 45 yards

Javonte Williams got the start Sunday against the Giants. He along with the Broncos line struggled early on to move the front 9 defenders so Denvers running game was stifled for most of the game. Eventually Melvin Gordon was able to break free a 70-yard run. The opportunity and carries will be there for Javonte this season, but sharing a back field with Melvin Gordon can lead to some lost opportunity for the rookie.

Javonte Williams Auto: $75-$255

Devonta Smith (WR): 6 rec 71 yards 1 TD

The Heisman winner started off his pro career with a bang. Leading the team in targets and yards, Devonta Smith hoped off the bus and stepped right into the WR1 spot for the eagles. Jalen reagor also had a strong opener, with both Reagor and Smith figuring to be the featured WRs for the Eagles.

Devonta Smith Auto: $221- $375

Ja’Marr Chase (WR): 5 rec 101 Yards 1 TD

Playing in his first official game in more than a year, Ja’marr Chase quickly showed why he was considered a preseason threat to Rookie of the year. Pulling in 5 receptions for 101 yards and a TD, Chase looked good reconnecting with College QB Joe Burrow. The Team has some developing that is going to happen as the seasons progresses, but the connection between Burrow and Chase looks like it is as strong as ever.

Ja’Marr Chase Auto: $175-$280

Jaylen Waddle (WR): 4 Rec 61 Yards 1 TD

The third of the Big three WRs of the 2021 Draft, Jaylen Waddle debuted against his former QB mac Jones and the Patriots. Deemed the most pro ready of the three wide receivers, Jaylen Waddle came out strong, catching 4 balls on 6 targets, for 61 yards and a touchdown. Waddle, along with Smith and Chase are all in the running for Rookie of the year, they will be battling against quite a few Quarterbacks as well, but the offensive number the WRs will put up should be enough to keep them in the mix.

Jaylen Waddle Auto: $61-$230

Kenneth Gainwell (RB): 9 carries 37 yards 1 TD, 2 rec 6 yards

Kenneth Gainwell was drafted in the fifth round, the expectations for him were to come in and compete for the back up role to Miles Sanders. He did that in training camp, securing his spot as the #2 Rb for the Eagles. He also showed that he might be the teams #1 passing option out of the backfield, showing flashes of Eagles great Darren Sproles. Gainwell will figure to be involved in the offense this season, playing behind Miles Sanders.

Kenneth Gainwell Auto: $35-$125

Kyle Pitts (TE): 4 rec 31 yards

Dubbed a Generational Talent entering the NFL draft Kyle Pitts was taken #4 by the Atlanta Falcons. With the recent departure of Julio Jones this offseason, Pitts figures to quickly be given a fair share of the offensive load. Rookie Tight Ends do take some time to develop as the size of the defenders they are blocking, and the speed is ramped up. However, with Pitts play style being more of a WR then a traditional blocking TE, he can still be a heavy contributor for the Falcons offense.

Kyle Pitts Auto: $65-$310

Elijah Mitchell (RB): 19 carries 104 yards 1 TD

A Surprise breakout in week 1, Eli Mitchell got the lion share of the carries after Raheem Monstert went down with injury. Gaining 104 yards on 19 carries Mitchell also scored his first career touchdown. Mitchell did benefit from the fact that trey sermon was a healthy scratch before the game, but he has shown the league that if need be he can be called on for a much bigger role.

Elijah Mitchell Auto: $15-$100