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

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


Marcus Mariota (Tenessee Titans) – 2nd Overall Pick – Oregon: 27-of-44, 367 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception – 84.2 QB rating. Despite a strong showing, once again by Mariota, the Titans fell to the Indianapolis Colts 33-35.

Running Backs

Karlos Williams (Buffalo Bills) – 5th Round, 155th Overall Pick – Florida State: 12 carries, 110 yards, 9.2 yards-per-carry average and a touchdown in the Bills 41-14 road victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Thomas Rawls (Seattle Seahawks) – Undrafted Free Agent – Central Michigan: 16 carries, 104 yards, 6.5 yards-per-carry average. With an injury to Marshawn Lynch, Rawls became the impromptu go to back for the Seahawks. He didn’t disappoint helping the Seahawks embarrass the Chicago Bears 26-0.

Wide Receiver

Amari Cooper (Oakland Raiders) – 1st Round, 4th Overall Pick – Alabama: 8 receptions, 134 yards including a 40-yard bomb. Cooper proved once again that he is the Raiders number one receiver. The speedy deep threat presents match-up challenges for teams around the league, week after week. His one fumble didn’t prove too costly in the team’s 27-20 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Special Teams

Tyler Lockett ( Seattle Seahawks) – 3rd Round Pick 69th Overall – Kansas State: Lockett, who already has a punt return for a touchdown this season, took the second half kick-off against the Chicago Bears, 105 yards for a touchdown in the team’s 26-0 drubbing of the Bears.


Jordan Hicks, Linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles) – 3rd Round, 84th Overall Pick – Texas: Hicks recorded 10 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery  in the Eagles’ 24-17 win against the New York Jets.

Future Watch: Top NFL Rookie Performances – Week Three, 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 will have multiple rookie cards in a wide range of products to meet any budget.

To date, Thomas Rawls and Jordan Hicks do not have any officially licensed NFL rookie cards. However, Hicks has a pre-rookie card in 2015 Leaf Metal Draft.

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.

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