Analysis

Top 25 NFL rookies: Marshon Lattimore, Alvin Kamara top list

With three quarters of the 2017 NFL regular season in the books, former pro scout Daniel Jeremiah has reviewed his notes through Week 13 to rank the top 25 rookies in the league today.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The rundown below reflects changes from Daniel Jeremiah's midpoint rookie rankings.

Lattimore has already emerged as a true No. 1 cornerback. He has the size (6-foot, 192 pounds), speed and agility to match up with the top pass catchers in the league.

Kamara has been the most dynamic offensive weapon in this rookie class. He is lethal in the passing game and doesn't need many carries to do a lot of damage on the ground.

I know Watson had his season cut short due to injury, but he still belongs up here because of his outstanding performance this fall.

Hunt has failed to recapture the magic he displayed earlier in the season, but he still runs extremely hard and has displayed excellent vision and balance.

Foster is a one-man wrecking crew for the 49ers' defense. He has incredible range and is a tone-setting tackler.

Adams has been one of the key reasons the Jets have overachieved this season. He is a complete safety who brings enormous passion and leadership to that secondary.

Fournette has provided the Jags with a physical identity on offense. He wears down opponents with his blend of power and speed.

When healthy, Garrett has been a dominant pass-rushing force. He has freaky ability to bend and wrap the edge at the top of his rush.

White has performed like a top-10 pick. If not for the play of Marshon Lattimore, he'd be getting a lot more national attention.

Smith-Schuster has been extremely productive both in the slot and on the perimeter. I've been very impressed with his route running and toughness.

Davis will have an occasional assignment bust, but for the most part, he's been a reliable and steady force in the middle of the Lions' defense.

Lawson has been a very productive pass rusher. His strength and power remind me of Trent Cole.

Maye has teamed up with Adams to give the Jets an outstanding safety combination. He's a very reliable tackler, and has made some plays in coverage, as well.

Watt is extremely athletic. His versatility in coverage is a huge asset to the Steelers' defense.

The Giants' pass-catching corps is devastated by injuries, but Engram has been a steadying force as a rookie. He should quickly emerge as a top-five NFL tight end.

McCaffrey hasn't produced as many explosive plays as expected, but he is a very tough matchup in the passing game.

Cohen doesn't touch the ball as much as he did early in the season, but he's made huge plays in the running game, passing game and as a returner.

Howard has been outstanding stretching the seam. I believe he will quickly emerge as a perennial Pro Bowler.

Elflein has been the most impressive rookie offensive lineman. He has a firm anchor in pass protection and generates movement in the run game.

Kupp has been a favorite of Jared Goff's since the first game of the season. I love his competitiveness after the catch.

Njoku has some costly drops, but those are offset by his ability to make circus catches. He's still a work in progress in the run game.

Mixon is a complete back. His numbers would be much better if the Bengals had a functional offensive line.

Perine has really emerged over the last month. He doesn't have impressive speed, but he is a load to bring down once he gets some room to operate.

Barnett is a rotational player in the Eagles' talented front. He makes the most of his opportunities and his motor never stops versus the run or pass.

The Falcons were desperate for another pass rusher to complement Vic Beasley, and McKinley has put together a really good stretch of games. He has double-digit-sack potential and I love his passion.

Dropped out: Solomon Thomas, DE, 49ers (previously No. 12); Jonathan Allen, DE, Redskins (No. 13); Eddie Jackson, S, Bears (No. 14); Jordan Willis, DE, Bengals (No. 18); Aaron Jones, RB, Packers (No. 22); Shaquill Griffin, CB, Seahawks (No. 24).

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