Notes: 4 Detroit Lions make Sports Info Solutions’ All-Rookie teams

Last week, two Detroit Lions ended up making PFF’s All-Rookie team. Offensive tackle Penei Sewell and nose tackle Alim McNeill earn the well-deserved honors after promising inaugural season in the NFL.

Analytical group Sports Info Solutions (SIS) released their first and second All-Rookie teams, and the news was even better for the Lions. Four players ended up making their two-team squad, which was more than any other team besides the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have six. The four: Sewell, McNeill, wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and kicker Riley Patterson.

The interesting thing about SIS’s list is that it was based on their Total Points metric—although some close decisions were broken via other stats. Total Points is basically a mixture of the popular Expected Points Added with individual performance on the play. You can read more about Total Points here.

This is interesting because Amon-Ra St. Brown actually came out with the highest Total Points of any rookie receiver this year. Yes, that includes fourth overall pick Ja’Marr Chase, who set the rookie record in the Super Bowl era for 1,429 receiving yards.

“It took a few games for the new staff to get St. Brown consistently in the mix, but once they did, he flourished,” SIS’s Nathan Cooper and John Todd wrote. “From Week 4 on, his 84 receptions ranked tied for 9th and his 869 receiving yards were 15th. Additionally, among receivers with at least 50 targets in that span,…

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