B/R: Deshaun Watson is top NFL rookie

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Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson has outplayed every rookie in the NFL so far this season.

Now that the first quarter of the 2017 NFL season is in the books, Bleacher Report’s team of scouts have ranked all of this year’s rookies.

Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson is ranked first overall on Bleacher Report’s list.

When it comes to quarterbacks, only two made the list, since only Watson and Deshone Kizer of the Cleveland Browns are the only rookie quarterbacks that are currently playing this season. Which is kind of unheard of. It seems like every year there are at least three rookie quarterbacks starting in the NFL.

Then again Mitchell Trubisky was just named the Chicago Bears starter heading into week five. So he will be on Bleacher Report’s list very soon.

Here’s what B/R’s scouts wrote about Watson:

"Watson won his first game as a starter in the NFL, on a short week against the Cincinnati Bengals on the road. While he struggled at times and threw two potential interceptions, he did have a 49-yard TD scramble that changed the contest.Then, he went into New England and put on a dazzling display against the Patriots, nearly leading the Texans to victory. But in Week 4 Watson truly stood out, completing 25 of 34 passes for 283 yards and four touchdowns with one interception. He also chipped in a rushing touchdown, helping Houston blow out Tennessee, 57-14. He needs to decrease the number of throws he stares down, but Houston fans have to be impressed."

In case you’re wondering, the second ranked rookie this season is Kansas City Chiefs’ running back Kareem Hunt. He’s been phenomenal and I’m surprised he’s ahead of Watson.

Hunt has made an instant impact for the Chiefs and their running game.

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Hunt being behind Watson is also a compliment to the Texans’ signal-caller given how dominant Hunt has been over the first four weeks.

Third on the list is New Orleans Saints’ cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Fourth is Buffalo Bills’ cornerback Tre’Davious White. And rounding out the top five is Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive end Carl Lawson.

Comment below and let us know if you think Watson has been the best rookie in the NFL so far this season.