Giants vs Redskins – The Rookies

The game week 16 between the Giants and the Redskins could be called the rookie bowl. There will be more rookies starting in this game than any other game this weekend. The Giants have four rookie starters and the Redskins have five.  Today I look at the rookie starters in the game.

New York Giants

QB Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones is one of only 13 rookie quarterbacks since 1950 that in their first 10 games had an 80+ passer rating, 2000+ passing yards, a 60% Completion percentage or better and a 6+ yards per pass attempt.

 

Daniel Jones is the only rookie quarterback since 1950 to have three games of 300+ passing yards, two passing touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 112+. He is also the only rookie quarterback to have two games of 300+ passing yards and four passing touchdowns. On the negative side Jones leads the league in fumbles with 15 for the season. However he is closely followed by Josh Allen and Carson Wentz who each have 14.

WR Darius Slayton

Darius Slayton is one of only 11 rookie wide receivers since 1992 who in their first 12 games had 6+ receiving touchdowns, 600+ receiving yards, a 60% or better catch percent and 6+ yards per target.

 

DT Dexter Lawrence

Dexter Lawrence is one of only 13 rookie interior defensive linemen since 2006 that had 2+ sacks, 20+ solo tackles, 2+ tackles for loss and 9+ quarterback hits in their first 14 games.

Player Pos Age Year Tm G Sk Solo Ast Comb TFL QBHits
Dexter Lawrence DL 21 2019 NYG 14 2.5 21 14 35 2 9
Olsen Pierre DL 26 2017 CRD 14 5.5 22 8 30 9 9
Solomon Thomas DL 22 2017 SFO 14 3 34 7 41 10 11
Willie Henry DT 23 2017 RAV 14 3.5 24 9 33 6 11
DeForest Buckner LDT 22 2016 SFO 14 6 42 28 70 7 17
Aaron Donald DT 23 2014 RAM 14 8 35 5 40 18 11
Chris Jones DT 23 2013 NWE 13 6 25 29 54 8 9
Fletcher Cox DT 21 2012 PHI 14 5.5 32 5 37 8 9
Marcell Dareus NT 21 2011 BUF 14 5.5 28 10 38 8 10
Ndamukong Suh DT 23 2010 DET 14 8 40 15 55 12 15
Gerald McCoy DT 22 2010 TAM 13 3 22 6 28 7 12
Tyson Alualu DT 23 2010 JAX 14 3.5 25 8 33 6 9
Jason Jones DL 22 2008 OTI 13 5 24 7 31 6 9

CB DeAndre Baker

Weeks 12-15 Baker has the 6th-best coverage grade among all qualified cornerbacks , while quarterbacks targeting Baker have completed just 26.3% of their passes, the lowest percentage targeting any corner. Baker has improved recently from a poor start to the year. For the season Baker has allowed a 111 passer rating when targeted.

Washington Redskins

QB Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins has just come off the best game of his rookie year. He passed for 261 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, a 9.32 yards per pass attempt and a 121.3 passer rating. Only 19 rookie quarterbacks since 1950 had a game like that and only one had two games that good in their rookie season. For the season Haskins 70.2 passer rating is last among quarterbacks that started six or more games.

WR Kelvin Harmon

Kelvin Harmon only advanced to 60% or more of the offensive snaps over the last five weeks. In that time-frame he is one of only five rookie receivers to have Receiving Yds >= 199, Yds/Target >= 8, Yds/Reception >= 14 and Catch Pct >= 58.  Three of those five rookies will play in this game.

WR Terry McLaurin

Terry McLaurin is one of only four rookie wide receivers since 1992 that in their first 13 games had 800+ receiving yards, 7+ receiving touchdowns, a 16+ yards per reception and 9+ yards per target.

LB Cole Holcomb

Cole Holcomb is one of only 13 players since 2006 who in their rookie season in their first 14 games had 90+ tackles, 60+ solo tackles, 6+ tackles for loss and 2+ quarterback hits. He is the only rookie this season to accomplish this. His main negative is in pass coverage where he has allowed a 117.5 passer rating when targeted and an 84% completion percentage on 38 targets for an average 9.5 yards per completion.

Montez Sweat

Montez Sweat has 23 quarterback pressures in his rookie season. That is fourth best among rookies. He is one of only four rookies in 2019 to have 5+ Sacks, 5+ Tackles for Loss and 9+ quarterback hits.
Enjoy the game! Go Giants! Go Daniel Jones!

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