Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Justin Jefferson are off to a hot start to their NFL careers and landed at No. 2 and No. 3 for ESPN's 2020 NFL Rookie Rankings.

Former Oregon and current LA Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert landed at No. 1 in the rankings.

2. Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Stats: 2,485 yards, 65.4% completion rate, 12 TDs, 5 INTs (130 rushing yards, 3 TDs)
Drafted: No. 1 overall

In the first month of the season, Burrow became the first rookie to have three consecutive 300-yard passing games -- and he added another 300-yard passing game in Week 6 and a 406-yard, three-touchdown effort in Week 7 to the list. Only Tampa Bay's Tom Brady has thrown more times this season than Burrow.

3. Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Stats: 42 receptions, 762 yards, 3 TDs
Drafted: No. 22 overall

Monday night was his third game of the season with at least 135 yards receiving, and while quarterback Kirk Cousins often looks elsewhere in the red zone -- Jefferson has seven games this season without a touchdown catch -- the rookie receiver is a key part of Gary Kubiak's passing game. His 18.1 yards per catch ties him for fourth in the league with Seattle's DK Metcalf.
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Herbert is good, but he shouldn't be ranked ahead of Burrow.
Reply6 months
Also, J Jefferson is putting up similar stats to his breakout season last year. Incredible!
6 months
No Patrick Queen?? List is hot garbage.
Reply6 months
My bad...I see this was covered
6 months
God burrow is so good. I never saw it coming. He’s completely shocked me since after the 2018 season.
Reply6 months
Here is their fist article. Clyde got some love, Joe and Justin @ #1 and #2.............. LINK
Reply6 months
Herbert has been really good, but that Chargers team around him is a whole lot better than that Bengals team around Burrow. Every minute I have actually got to watch cincy, I have spent the entire time saying “these guys are awful”.
Reply6 months
Even if Patrick Queen hasn’t had a stellar last couple games he should be on this list.
Reply6 months
Only thing that’s a bigger joke than chase young on that list is Patrick queen not even mentioned in the article. Does ESPN let Anyone write for them. It’s like Twitter.
Reply6 months
Unfortunately Patrick Queen's 1st half of the season hasnt matched the 2nd half of the season so far. He has been shaky in coverage, and teams are picking on him. Still is all over the field and has big flashes of good things.
6 months
This comment has been fact checked... and confirmed.
6 months
True, PQ was lost on the RB wheel route TD by Burkhead.
6 months
Burrow out here breaking rookie records and they list him under Herbert
Reply6 months
Dude stats just better and he looks great also.
6 months
Hebert gets a real life O line. Put Joe behind that O line.
6 months
Former Orgeron?
Reply6 months
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