The NFL Draft is every team's chance at hope. Teams have the opportunity to add young players with upside in the hopes they become the new faces of the franchise. This usually means, however, that veteran players' roles are usually usurped by this younger crowd.
Sometimes veteran players become replaceable because they are nearing the end of their career and cannot play at the level they previously could. Some vets are jettisoned due to large contracts that no longer match the caliber of their play.
Many veterans are replaced simply because the rookies drafted to take their position are better players than they are.
Come this April, many NFL veterans will find themselves battling to keep their roster spots following the draft. Here are some of them: