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Mel Kiper ranks Jack Conklin as 3rd best rookie in NFL

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Mel Kiper periodically ranks rookies across the NFL. You might remember that he was very high on Jack Conklin before the draft. Conklin was ranked 4th on Kiper’s final 2016 NFL Draft big board.

Kiper remains very high on Conklin, and let’s be honest, why wouldn’t he be? Conklin has been nothing short of fantastic through 6 games. Kiper currently ranks Conklin as the 3rd best rookie so far this season. Here is what he had to say:

There were a lot of years where the Titans tackle combination of Michael Roos and David Stewart was among the best in the league. Conklin and Taylor Lewan seem to be on pace to be in that same conversation.

The exciting part here is that both of these players can both still be under their rookie contract for the next couple of years. That keeps the cost down for the Titans to add other start players around them.