There is no role in professional sports quite like that of the NFL playmaker. Single plays can change the course of an entire season in football, where one tipped pass or broken tackle can mean the difference between the playoffs and the golf course.
Guys with big-play ability can come from any position, and they can strut their stuff on any given snap. Since the world of the NFL is a revolving door that never locks, we see an endless carousel of playmakers who disappear as quickly as they arrive.
The only remedy to the constant deluge of injuries and old age is the annual infusion of new talent. Teams look for explosive players, hoping every guy they sign is the next Victor Cruz, praying they don't land a Vernon Gholston.
Whether each NFL team found its newest "guy" this offseason is something we won't know until they finally hit the regular-season turf. But let's take a look at the rookies with the potential to make an impact this fall.