Mel Kiper's 2016 midseason All-Rookie team

Clark: 'Dak Prescott is a grown man' (1:29)

Ryan Clark breaks down the performances of Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys' offensive line in victory over the Eagles. (1:29)

We're halfway through another season, and it's time for my midseason All-Rookie team. Take a look at my preseason team -- pretty good! Lots of hits and a few misses.

It was tough at a few positions -- namely quarterback and wide receiver -- but other position groups have struggled. The defensive tackle and cornerback classes haven't been stellar so far.

You can also see my updated Rookie Big Board below. Without further ado ...



Dak Prescott, Dallas

Prescott gets the nod over Carson Wentz. Let's look at their résumés: Prescott is 144-of-221 (65.2 percent) for 1,773 yards with nine touchdown passes and two interceptions. He also has four rushing touchdowns, and the Cowboys are 6-1. Wentz is 150-of-228 (65.8 percent) for 1,526 yards with nine touchdown passes and three interceptions. He doesn't have a rushing touchdown, and the Eagles are 4-3. The difference in Total QBR is stark -- Prescott ranks third in the league (81.3), while Wentz is 27th (49.4). The second half of the season for the Cowboys will be interesting, though, as Tony Romo has returned to practice. Will Prescott start all 16 games?

Running back

Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas

Elliott leads the league in rushing (799 yards) and yards after contact (362), and he has the most runs of 20 yards or more (seven) and the most runs for first downs (43). He's in the MVP discussion at the midway point of the season. This was an easy pick.