NFL Top Rookies of Week 6: Hello Michael Mayer; Bryce Young shines and Zay Flowers shows his flash

Who were the top NFL rookies of Week 6? Hyping the top rookie performances including a tight end not named Sam LaPorta.
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player. Bijan Robinson. 7. Third win of 2023. 44. Rrb6. Top Rookie RB . Bijan Robinson. .

Bijan Robinson is back on the NFL Mocks Rookie of the Week award now that lightning De'von Achane is on the IR and his quieter week regarding rushing yards, but his overall performance was still impressive. He proved his versatility by adding receiving yards to his game and showcasing his pass-blocking abilities.

Although Robinson gained just 37 yards on 13 carries, he added another dimension to his game by catching five passes for an additional 43 yards. HC Arthur Smith has commented that he is limiting Robinson's play, hence only 13 carries. His receptions resulted in four crucial first downs for the Falcons, demonstrating his importance in the team's offensive strategy.

Robinson also stood out in the game for more downfield targets. His average depth of target was 4.1 yards, a season-high that significantly surpassed his previous high of 0.6. Additionally, he performed brilliantly in his six pass-blocking plays, proving that he can do it all for the Falcons.

Xavien "Zay" Kevonn Flowers. Top Rookie WR. 22. player. . . First win of 2023. Xavien "Zay" Kevonn Flowers. 26. Rwr6

Zay Flowers is gradually making his presence felt in the league. Despite the inconsistency in targets, Flowers performed commendably in week 6.

Flowers caught 3 of 4 targets for 72 yards, resulting in first downs on all three occasions. His ability to contest and convert passes underlined his growing influence in the Ravens' offensive plays.

Of the 95 wide receivers with 14 or more targets this season, Flowers ranks fifth in average depth of target and tenth in catch percentage. These statistics reflect his efficiency and reliability as a wide receiver, marking him as a player to watch in the coming weeks.

Zay Jones popped off finally after being barely beaten out several times this year for his first Top Rookie of the Week award. He has been electric all year, and it's great to see him coming into his potential.