Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Week 7 Rookie Report: Joseph Randle, Star Lotulelei and More

After six weeks of the NFL season and 48 rookies profiled, the pickings start to get a little slim in finding impact players from week to week. A common theme of these pieces tends to be injuries piling up all over the league and providing opportunities for talented rookies to prove their worth and this week was no different. Some guys below will even have a shot at starting for the rest of the season if they prove worthy. Find out who stood out to Chris Tripodi in Week 7.

Joseph Randle (RB-Dal)

With DeMarco Murray hurt, Dallas’ fifth-round pick got the chance to fill the role everybody expected him to get a shot at this season with Murray being one of the more injury-prone runners in the NFL. Lance Dunbar was also out for the Cowboys, leaving the backfield to Randle and Phillip Tanner. Despite drawing the start, Randle played just 46 of 82 snaps while Tanner saw 20 as the Cowboys called passes on 52 of their plays, showing a lack of confidence in their replacement backs by going even more pass-heavy than usual.

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