Future Watch: Top NFL Rookie Performances – Week Five, 2015

Future Watch: Top NFL Rookie Performances – Week Five, 2015 – Here is a look at some of the top NFL rookie performances, by position, from week five of the 2015 NFL season.


Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – 1st Round, 1st Overall Pick – Florida State: Winston bounced back this week for the Bucs with a 38-31 win over Jacksonville. He was 13-of-19 with 209 yards and one touchdown with a QB Rating of 122.5.

Running Back(s)

Todd Gurley (St. Louis Rams) – 1st Round, 10th Overall Pick – Georgia: Rushed for 159 yards on 30 carries for a 5.3 yards-per-carry average in the Rams 10-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Thomas Rawls (Seattle Seahawks) – Undrafted Free Agent – Central Michigan: Rushed for 169 yards on 23 carries for a 5.3 yards-per-carry average and a touchdown in a 24-27 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Wide Receiver

Jamison Crowder (Washington Redskins) – 4th Round, 105th Overall Pick – Duke: Put up 8 receptions for 89 yards in a 19-25 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Special Teams

Travis Coons, Kicker (Cleveland Browns) – 1st Year Player – Washington: Went 4-for-4 in field goals with an extra point for 13 total points in the Cleveland Browns’ 33-30 upset of the Baltimore Ravens.


Quentin Rollins, Cornerback (Green Bay Packers) – 2nd Round, 62nd Overall – Miami (Ohio): Recorded two tackles, two passes defensed and two interceptions, including a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown, in the Packers’ 24-10 win over the Rams.

Future Watch: Top NFL Rookie Performances – Week Five, 2015 – Rookie Cards

The 2015 NFL Draft class is shaping up to be one of the brightest in recent history. Currently, two trading card manufacturers, Topps and Panini America, hold the licensing rights to produce NFL trading cards. Most of the above players (if they don’t already) will have multiple rookie cards in a wide range of products to meet any budget.

Click on the links below to learn more about the products where you can find rookie cards of these future NFL stars.

Find out more about 2015 Topps football card products.

Find out more about 2015 Panini football card products.

Future Watch: Top NFL Rookie Performances – Week Five, 2015 – Image Gallery

Thomas Rawls, Quentin Rollins and Travis Coons do not have any autographed rookie cards to date.

Rob Bertrand

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Rob has been involved in developing hobby related, multi-media content for over 18-years. An avid collector himself, he is the former co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio. Rob got his start on the business side of the hobby as the lead content developer for Card Corner Club before the site’s merger with Cardboard Connection. He also has an extensive article archive on the collectibles website WorthPoint as one of their sports card and memorabilia experts. In addition to hobby related news coverage, he has also been a contributor for Sportsology.net.