September is going to be full of surprises, especially for football fans, as the NFL regular season won’t hold back anymore. Earlier this year, the NFL organization has faced many challenges on whether to pursue the road to much-awaited Super Bowl LV. But, with several adjustments, the team agreed to open the playoffs starting September 10, 2020.
Before the regular season begins, we will go back first to the NFL Drafting, which took place a few months ago. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first time that the NFL had to miss training camps and do the picking virtually. Through this, a lot of trading took place, and most especially, new players and rookies came in.
While veterans are expected to play their role, rookies are highly anticipated this season. It is their chance of nailing an impression to all-time football fans on how they will perform in many games to come. So, together with the latest NFL football odds that you have at hand, here are the top nine football rookies who’re going to be the next talk of the town.
CeedDee Lamb, WR
Drafted in Round 1 and No. 17 in the NFL Draft, CeeDee Lamb is one of the sought after rookie today. He is an alumnus of Oklahoma Sooners Football and will work as a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. He was part of the 2018 Second-Team All-Big, 2019 First-Team All-Big, and 2019 Consensus All-American.
Chase Young, ER
An alumnus of the Ohio State University, Chase Young was No.2 in Round 1 Picks NFL Draft. He will take the defensive end for the Washington Redskins. He’s probably one of the most awarded football players before getting drafted in the NFL. Some of his awards include the 2020 Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year, 2019 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, and 2019 Ted Hendricks Award.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB
Clyde Edwards-Helaire was Pick No. 32 in Round 1. He was drafted by the Super Bowl defending champs, Kansas City Chiefs, as the running back, which was after he attended the LSU Tigers Football Program in college. Edwards-Helaire was part of the 2019 First-Team All-SEC and 2019 CFP National Champion.
Joe Burrow, QB
Starting as a quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Burrow was at Pick No. 1 in Round 1 NFL Draft. He was also an LSU alumnus, together with Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the said program. He was an awardee of significant trophies, like the 2019 Lombardi Award, 2019 Heisman Trophy, and 2019 AP College Football Player of the Year, during his college days.
Isiah Simmons, LB
After attending the Clemson Tigers Football, Isiah Simmons was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals as Pick No. 8 in Round 1. He will take the linebacker position for the said team. Like the rookies mentioned above, Simmons was also an achiever, with awards including the 2018 CFP National Champion, 2019 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and a recipient of the 2019 Butkus Award.
Mekhi Becton, OT
Attended the Louisville Cardinals during his college, New York Jets drafted Mekhi Bekton as Pick No. 11 in Round 1. He will serve as the team’s offensive tackle, working with other leading talents for the Jets. Before getting drafted, Becton was an achiever in the 2019 First-Team All-ACC and was a 2019 Jacobs Blocking Award recipient.
Jonathan Taylor, RB
Picked as No. 41 in Round 2 NFL Draft, Jonathan Taylor will work as a running back for the Indianapolis Colts in the upcoming NFL season. He attended his college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which has historically recorded 6,000 rushes in the NCAA. Before joining the Colts, some of his accomplishments were a 2x Doak Walker Award, 2x Big Ten Running Back of the Year, and an Orange Bowl Champion.
Michael Pittman Jr., WR
Michael Pittman Jr. was Pick No. 34 in Round 2 NFL Draft. He will be joining Jonathan Taylor in the Indianapolis Colts, where he will work as the wide receiver. Pittman is an alumnus of the University of South Carolina, a 2019 Pop Warner Awardee, and a two-time First-Team All-Pac-12.
Patrick Queen, LB
An alumnus of Louisiana State University, Patrick Queen was at Pick No. 28 in Round 1 NFL Draft. He will work as a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. Before joining the Ravens, Patrick Queen was part of the 2019 CFP National Champion.
The NFL rookies have big shoes to fill in, especially replacing those veterans who got traded by other teams. As mentioned, this will serve as their opportunity to leave an impression on all football fans whether they will perform throughout their stay in the professional football team. In the upcoming NFL season, don’t forget to witness how these rookies can contribute to the success of the Super LV.