Who was Washington’s top rookie in the preseason?

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The Washington Football Team completed the preseason last week with a 1-2 record after losing the Baltimore Ravens in the finale.

It was a positive and productive preseason for Washington because the team stayed healthy heading into Week 1 of the regular season next Sunday.

Another reason this preseason was a good one for Washington was the play of several rookies. Undrafted running back Jaret Patterson received plenty of headlines as players who touch the ball often do. Patterson was fantastic for Washington in all phases and ended the preseason as the team’s No. 3 back for the regular season.

Despite Patterson’s preseason success, was he Washington’s top-graded rookie, according to Pro Football Focus?

No, that honor would go to second-round pick Sam Cosmi.

PFF gave Cosmi a grade of 81.8, offering the following analysis of his preseason play:

Cosmi doesn’t have the luxury of elite players around him to mask some deficiencies. They need him to be ready ASAP, and he looked as much in the run game where he earned a 92.5 grade.

Cosmi ran with the second team at right tackle during minicamp, but Cornelius Lucas opened training camp on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and Cosmi moved into the starting lineup. After struggling initially, he improved over each day and had solid efforts in both preseason games in which he played.

So, which Washington rookie had the lowest grade, per PFF?

That would be first-round Jamin Davis.

PFF game Davis a grade of 43.6.

With only one year as a starter in a limited role at Kentucky, Davis was not the type of player you’d expect to make an immediate impact. The speed of the game in a new system may just take some catching up.

I wouldn’t put too much stock in that grade. Davis played a limited amount of snaps, and, as PFF included in their analysis, he is still catching up to the speed of the game.