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The 2021 NFL Draft was noted for its depth at offensive tackle and wide receiver. Both of those positions have lived up to the hype to this point in the NFL season. It is such a deep rookie class at those positions that Bills rookie offensive tackle Spencer Brown did not make the list despite a really good performance against the Texans Sunday. 

We will be tracking rookie performers each week of the season and identifying those who stood out. Without further ado, the cumulative regular season rookie rankings as we head into Week 5:

Week 5 Rookie Rankings
Ja'Marr Chase Cincinnati Bengals WR
The game comes so naturally to Chase. He moves with ease through his routes and showed some veteran savvy by using his forearm to create a bit of separation while the ball was in the air.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Cleveland Browns LB
Owusu-Koramoah continues to make plays from sideline to sideline. Early in the Vikings game, Minnesota threw a wide receiver screen to the flat and Owusu-Koramoah went inside despite having inside help. The Vikings went outside and picked up the first down. Troy Hill talked to the linebacker after the play to explain he should have stayed outside. Later in the game, Owusu-Koramoah was faced with a similar situation and did not make the same mistake twice.
Micah Parsons Dallas Cowboys LB
Parsons was neutralized more as an edge rusher this week and he looked lost in coverage. His versatility and athletic ability make him one of top defensive rookies but he is still learning each week.
Odafe Oweh Baltimore Ravens LB
Oweh has been a revelation to watch each week. Maybe it is the jerseys but it looks as though he has filled out his frame a bit. The Penn State product has developed a pass rush plan and has shown to be capable of winning multiple ways.
DeVonta Smith Philadelphia Eagles WR
Smith was knocked for his lack of ideal size but it has not hurt him one bit. He has been a willing blocker and fights through contact. The most entertaining aspect of his game comes at the route stem where Smith shows good footwork and an ability to create separation.
Greg Newsome II Cleveland Browns CB
Newsome missed Sunday's game against Minnesota. He had a history of being injured at Northwestern. If those issues persist, he will fall down this list. While impressive when on the field, none of that matters if the player is spending more time on the injury report.
Trey Smith Kansas City Chiefs OG
Smith has had a good season to date but Sunday's performance against Philadelphia was dominant. He was going against successful veterans and neutralized them all afternoon. Many have felt as though Kansas City got a steal in the sixth round and that looks to be the case more and more each week.
Creed Humphrey Kansas City Chiefs C
Humphrey, combined with Trey Smith, has bolstered the interior offensive line for Kansas City. It is rather impressive that the team was able to revamp the entire offensive line without using a first round pick on the unit.
Rashawn Slater Los Angeles Chargers OT
Las Vegas has been heralded for its pass rush this season, but Slater kept Maxx Crosby and Yannick Ngakoue at bay, which allowed Los Angeles to gain control of the Monday night game relatively early. Justin Herbert had a lot of time to distribute the ball against the Raiders.
Mac Jones New England Patriots QB
Jones has been incredibly efficient this season. Although he did not directly play against Tom Brady, it is clear that everyone was eager to see how the rookie would handle the pressure of being Brady's replacement. The game did not result in a win for New England but fans should have left feeling good about the team's direction with Jones.
Rondale Moore Arizona Cardinals WR
Moore remains one of the most dynamic players in the NFL. Arizona started lining him up in the backfield to add a wrinkle, in addition to his role as wide receiver and return man.
Asante Samuel Jr. Los Angeles Chargers CB
Samuel does not play the game as a tentative rookie. He is aggressive and confident. When the ball was in the air, he made plays, and if it was completed, he made the tackle rather than allowing additional yards after contact.
Nate Hobbs Las Vegas Raiders CB
Hobbs had been really good playing more of a field role through three weeks. Injuries pressed him into action on the boundary. Hobbs has handled every challenge with grace as a rookie.
Michael Carter II New York Jets CB
During the draft process, Carter was noted for his versatility at Duke. He has continued to show an ability to play the field or boundary. He is confident in what he sees on the field.
Samuel Cosmi Washington Football Team OT
The final spot came down to Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell, Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II, Cowboys defensive tackle Osa Odighizuwa and Cosmi. The latter has been the most consistent of the bunch, but this bottom group has been turned upside down week after week. The margins are very fine.

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