Every NFL team usually feels pretty good the Monday after draft day. But at the midway point of the regular season, how are those draft selections working out?
NFL Nation reporters go in-depth on every rookie at the halfway point, grading each and looking ahead to the rest of the season.
Click the links after each team to view the rookie reviews and midseason reviews.
First-round pick Haason Reddick played defensive end his senior year at Temple. The Cardinals moved him, first to outside and then inside linebacker. There has been a learning curve. Rookie report | Midseason report
Cornerback Tre'Davious White has practiced and played with the first-team defense since rookie minicamp. He is Pro Football Focus' ninth-rated cornerback, which is a vast improvement over Stephon Gilmore. Rookie report | Midseason report
Christian McCaffrey hasn’t made the big plays many predicted, but he leads Carolina in receptions with 49 (most in team history for a back) and stresses defenses with his ability to play running back, slot receiver, wide receiver and Wildcat quarterback. Rookie report | Midseason report
Eddie Jackson became the only player in NFL history to have two 75-plus-yard defensive scores in the same game when he torched the Carolina Panthers in Week 7. Rookie report | Midseason report
First-rounder John Ross, a wide receiver, came into OTAs injured and left the preseason the same way. Ross has played 11 total snaps after missing several games because of a knee injury, and the coaching staff is trying to get him caught up. Rookie report | Midseason report
Defensive end Myles Garrett has had injuries derail the better part of his season. The three games he has played in, he played well, with four sacks. Garrett was sidelined by a high ankle sprain to start the season and most recently a concussion. Rookie report | Midseason report
Cornerback Jourdan Lewis, a third-round pick, played so well that the Cowboys decided to part ways with veteran Nolan Carroll. Lewis has natural ball skills and has one of the Cowboys’ three interceptions on the season. Rookie report | Midseason report
First-round pick Jarrad Davis has started at middle linebacker since he arrived in Michigan and handled things well. There have been mistakes here and there, but he has been strong in run coverage. Rookie report | Midseason report
Running back Aaron Jones, a fifth-round pick, didn’t get his first carry until after Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams were injured against the Bears on Sept. 28, but since then he has been the No. 1 back. He posted a pair of 100-yard rushing games in a three-week stretch. Rookie report | Midseason report
First-round pick Malik Hooker was on his way to having an impressive rookie season until he suffered a torn ACL and MCL in Week 7. Hooker, despite dealing with injuries most of the offseason and training camp, finished his first season with three interceptions. Rookie report | Midseason report
Dalvin Cook was the offense’s most explosive playmaker when healthy. Minnesota knows it got a steal in the second round because of everything he did well before suffering a torn ACL. Rookie report | Midseason report
Cornerback Marshon Lattimore is in the running for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He has been playing at nearly a lockdown level, sometimes shadowing the opponents’ top receiver. Rookie report | Midseason report
Evan Engram is first among rookie tight ends in catches, yards and touchdowns. He leads the Giants in receptions, yards and touchdowns and has scored in every game since Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall were lost for the season. Rookie report | Midseason report
First-round pick Jamal Adams has been a starter at safety from day one. He's a complete safety, but he's better in the box, where he can blitz and make plays against the run. The former LSU star has two sacks and two fumble recoveries. Rookie report | Midseason report
Defensive end Derek Barnett and cornerback Rasul Douglas have made an immediate impact on defense. Thanks in part to injuries, Douglas has gotten a good amount of work opposite Jalen Mills and had two interceptions. Rookie report | Midseason report
Second-round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster's 424 receiving yards are 167 more than the five receivers drafted ahead of him -- combined. He earned a starting job on a talented offense in less than half a season. Rookie report | Midseason report
First-round pick Adoree' Jackson's ball skills and athleticism jump off the screen when watching Titans tape. The cornerback still has plenty of room to grow, but Jackson is a full-time rookie starter for a potential playoff team. Rookie report | Midseason report