NFL 2020: Rookie to Surprise this Season

Author: Mansi


Not always the top position players can make a difference. In fact, for every rookie, the first year is quite challenging. For these players who have acquired a position and have dominated the high-school & college opponents, it is way too tough to adjust to the pace of the NFL. With COVID-19 at the forefront, this is going to be even more onerous for the 2020 NFL Draft class as it has wiped out the minicamp, and it may further minimize the number of training camps.

But with a couple of top-notch rookies, this gratuitous situation would supposedly be handled smartly. Let’s have a look at some of these rookies who will surprise their fans with their conquering games.

Let’s have a look at the list of rookies who could make an impact this NFL season 2020. Here we go:

Joe Burrow, Quarterback

Team: Cincinnati Bengals

Joseph Lee Burrow, the American football quarterback, started his college football career as a backup at Ohio State. In 2018, he was transferred to LSU where he also led the team to the National Championship in 2019. Burrow has also won the Heisman Trophy, Manning Award, and Davey O'Brien Awards. At LSU, during the 2019 season, Burrow had one of the best seasons in college football history. He can be one of the Powerful Rookies in his first NFL season.

Laviska Shenault Jr, wide receiver.

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

With all the holes on their roster, the Jaguars will be doing everything to rebuild the season. This will mean, the defense will have to go through a lot of pain to grow and an offense will have to do a lot to prove its position. Given all this situation, Laviska Shenault Jr will prove why he could be a draft-day steal. At the NFL Combine, Shenault struggled when he went through a core-muscle surgery, which pushed him out of the first round. But, when he is in good health, there are only a few who can be like his game-changing ability. During 2018, when he was healthy, he recorded 11 total touchdowns, 1,011 receiving yards & 115 rushing yards. Laviska Shenault is an offensive weapon who can be lined up anywhere. It is, therefore, clear that Laviska Shenault Jr could be a gamechanger for the NFL season 2020.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn, running back.

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It was surprising for many when Buccaneers waited to take a running back when they waited until the third round. Vaughn showed some wiggle and excellent vision at Vanderbilt, during consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, and that made the organization love Vaughn. And, out of the backfield, he showed tremendously amazing receiving skills, which made a great impact on his NFL future. Though he had landed in the perfect space, it will take the right time for him to be successful. Given the situation when Vaughn will have enough space to run only if he could beat Ronald Jones in training camp. There is nothing to be shocked for if Vaughn finishes his rookie season with eight total touchdowns and 1,000-plus scrimmage yards. 

Bryan Edwards, wide receiver.

Team: Las Vegas Raiders

For any team to have spent their first & the third-round on wide receivers is quite an unusual thing. After the Las Vegas Raiders have taken Henry Ruggs, it has not planned to take another receiver. This changed in the third round when Bryan Edwards was snagged with the No. 81 pick. It was an easy pick with a first-round talent grade on Edwards. With multiple lower-body injuries and a concussion, the track record was something that had pushed him to the lower-level of the draft board. The 21-year-old is going to be a great pick of the season.

Zack Baun, linebacker.

Team: New Orleans Saints

Quite an impressive overhaul to the Saint’s 2020 NFL Draft could be considered an accomplishment for the team. Zack Baun is going to be the top player from the team with Cesar Ruiz, the first-round selection being an important offensive line. With plenty of powerful talents at every level of the team, it is going to be an amazing opportunity for Baun to be successful. Zack Baun will bring back the outstanding burst when the Saints will feel like a need for the quarterback. With Baun’s extraordinary football IQ and athleticism, he will be used at the inside linebacker. Saints will provide him the right coaching, and the right home, he is going to thrive.


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