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Pro Football Focus: Patriots cornerback Jack Jones was the NFL’s best rookie in Week 4

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New England Patriots (24) Vs. Green Bay Packers (27) At Lambeau Field Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

New England Patriots rookie cornerback Jack Jones had a solid debut as a starter. Going up against the Green Bay Packers offense in Week 4, the fourth-round draft choice registered a forced fumble plus recovery and a pick-six against quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

His performance earned Jones the top spot on Pro Football Focus’ list of top rookie performers this week:


Do you think Jones has a knack for making plays? He joined the small list of players to have done the almost unthinkable: take an interception from future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers to the end zone. He also went out and forced a fumble on Romeo Doubs that he also recovered. These weren’t “gimmes,” either. This was a cornerback making high-level football plays, ones you rarely see from a rookie. He finished the day having allowed five catches on seven targets for 60 yards.

A total of eight members of the Patriots rookie class took the field against the Packers, but Jones is the only one to make the cut.