Every year, several rookies prove to be truly impactful at the NFL level. Last year we saw players such as Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Jordan Howard, Jack Conklin, Joey Bosa, and Tyreek Hill all take the NFL by storm in their first professional seasons. Who will be this year’s group of impact rookies? Only time will tell. But our predictions involve these 15 NFL rookies standing out as the most likely phenoms in 2017.
1. Jamal Adams, S, New York Jets
Safety Jamal Adams has the ability to be a complete game-changer in the New York Jets’ secondary. The former LSU Tiger should be a Week 1 starter. In our eyes he is one of the top contenders to take home the 2017 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Expect to see Adams develop into a perennial All-Pro candidate.