Ranking the Top 10 Rookies for 2007
Until last week, Jones, a product of San Jose State, seemed like the Cinderella rookie story of the season. Then Jones had two costly fumbles in a loss to the Bears. But the Packers still have faith in the big, fast rookie, who has 23 catches for 293 yards and a touchdown this season.
Folk edges Packers rookie kicker Mason Crosby after the Cowboys kicker hit a game-winning 53-yard field goal against the Bills on Monday night -- twice! Folk hit the first attempt, but the Bills had called a timeout moments before the kick. Folk nailed the second one, and has hit 10 of 11 on the season -- including 4-of-4 over 40 yards.
Landry edges the Bucs' Tanard Jackson as the biggest impact rookie safety. Landry has been very solid for a Redskins defense that ranks third overall in the NFL.
Bowe lit up the Chargers for 164 receiving yards in a Week 4 win and has been steady throughout the season. He has 22 catchesand has given the Chiefs the extra offensive option they desperately need.
The Bucs have improved to 15th overall in rushing after ranking 28th last season. Sears has been a big part of that success, evidenced by Tampa Bay's success running to the left side.
The conservative Bills offense relies heavily on Lynch, and for the most part he's done an excellent job. Lynch has 373 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Willis ranks second in the NFL with 50 tackles and has helped the 49ers defense improve dramatically. He has great instincts and has shown the ability to defend against the pass as well.
Coming into the season, the loss of veteran left tackle Tarik Glenn was a huge concern in Indy. The Colts' offense hasn't skipped a beat with Ugoh protecting Peyton Manning's blind side. Indianapolis has also had great success running behind the athletic Ugoh.
Okoye was named Defensive Player of the Month in September after he amassed four sacks and four quarterback pressures. He has helped the Texans improve to 10th in scoring defense in the NFL.
Peterson ranks ninth in the NFL with 383 yards -- and has already had his bye week. He's averaging 5.0 yards per carry and is a threat to make a big play every time he touches the ball.<br><br>Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.