Nicks! First in yards for a rookie in this preseason. He has managed to catch the coaching staff's eye, and has elevated himself on the depth chart. So good preseason and end of TC for a guy who had a VERY slow beggining of training camp.
I won't go as far as to say he's the best rookie so far, but 3rd RD'er Jared Cook is a man. 1st in receptions among rookies, and 3rd in receiving yards. He lines up all over the field, and his hands have been fly traps. Absolutely worth trading our 2010 2nd RD pick for.
On defense, 4th RD'er Gerald McRath is a machine. He's 1st in solo tackles, and t-2nd in total tackles - the player he's tied with is fellow Titans rookie Jason McCourty. McRath also has a fumble recovery. He's always around the ball it seems.
For the other Titans rookies, they look like an excellent crop. Combined, I'll be so bold as to say they've been the best group this preseason.
1st RD'er Kenny Britt has also been very good for us (7th in receiving yards, t-9th in receptions).
2nd RD'er SenDerrick Marks doesn't like he'll contribute immediately (great DT depth with Tony Brown, Jason Jones, and Jovan Haye has something to do with it though), but he does have 1 sack.
3rd RD'er Ryan Mouton has a TD on an INT return, and looked great before he sprained his ankle. I'll go as far as to say he's a poor man's "Gallaga" Jones, but isn't a dumbass which evens things out.
4th RD'er Troy Kropog has played LT this season, and has done well in pass-protection.
It looks like we have a good 3rd RB with 5th RD'er Javon Ringer (7th in rushing yards, 14th in YPC with nearly 6 yards per carry).
6th RD'er Jason McCourty is on his way towards becoming a true Titans CB as he's t-2nd in solo tackles, t-2nd in total tackles, and has 1 INT and 3 PD's - looks like a gem of the Draft.
Of the last 3 picks, Dominique Edison looks excellent. Ryan Durand and Nick Schommer look like they won't make the roster. Dudley Guice hasn't had much playing time, but hopefully he lands on the PS. Mitch King has played limited time, but has a forced fumble.
for me it is Donald Brown. He is a perfect fit in the offense and has showed great vision and burst. Beanie Wells showed his elite skills in his first game, but I need to see more. Bernard Scott has been amazing for the Bengals and could be the first rookie RB to start this year. I have also liked Jared Cook and Lesean McCoy, but overall I have to go with Brown so far.
I don't know how Nick Reed is so good but he is. On paper, he has no athletic ability and is small at 6'1 245. Though in his final two season at Oregon. he had an amazing 25 sacks and 42.5 TFL's. People like to say its all motor but I think its more than that. He's just a damn good defensive end with a the natural ability of getting after the quarterback.
Not suprised at all these RB's being mentioned. It's the easiest position to make the jump. They do afterall win most of the ROY awards. So I'ma go a different route. From what I've seen Vontae Davis has shown to be a good wrap up tackler for a rookie CB.