The Kansas City Chiefs are the surprise team of the season and a big reason is because of their rookies.
The Chiefs laid a smack down on the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday and once again, they got significant contributions from their rookies.
Let’s take a quick look at the rookie contributions from today’s win.
Eric Berry the Chiefs first round draft pick recorded the first interception of his career late in the 4th quarter. He returned the pick 35 yards and set up the Chiefs final touchdown of the game. Berry also added 4 tackles, 3 defended passes and 2 QB hits.
5th round draft pick free safety Kendrick Lewis returned to the lineup today after sitting out last week’s contest with a strained hamstring. Lewis finished the day fourth on the defense in tackles with 5. He also defended a pass.
Second round draft choice Dexter McCluster got involved as a running back and as a wide receiver. McCluster ran for 28 yards on 4 carries our of the backfield and also caught 5 passes for 41 yards as a receiver.
Lastly, TE Tony Moeaki continued his solid play both blocking and receiving. The rookie pulled in 3 catches for 42 yards Sunday. He now has 236 yards receiving on the season.
More after the jump.
After six games it is clear that the Chiefs have one of the best rookie classes in the league. From Berry to McCluster to Lewis to Moeaki and Arenas the contributions the Chiefs are getting have made a huge difference.
The good thing for the Chiefs is, the rookies will only get better.
What do you think Addicts? Which rookie had the best game Sunday?