NFL Insider Notes: This special 2018 rookie class is taking over and more from Week 12


On play after play in the 1 p.m. ET window on Sunday, in stadium after stadium, on offensive possession after offensive possession, the 2018 rookie class was making plays.

It hasn’t always been pretty for this group, with the record-tying five quarterbacks taken in the first round and some taking their lumps or having to wait and watch. Some running backs were stuck behind just-signed veteran free agents. Some receivers struggled a bit to make an adjustment as their coordinators gathered more information on how to use them. There were some natural transitions taking place, but in the final month of the season these first-round picks should be providing plenty of excitement, even for teams that don’t really have much to play for.

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