A big part of the excitement each year in the NFL is generated by rookie players.
Each season, some rookies make the transition from college football to the professional level with such ease that the struggles of the rest are overshadowed.
The players who shine are not always the ones that we would expect. Obviously we expect to hear the names of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III spoken often, but which other players will make a big splash? Whose potential for dynamic playmaking is so high it’s through the roof?
Keep reading to learn more about eight players whose names may not have been quite as prominently discussed as the top ten draft picks, but who will surely have fans wanting to learn more in the 2012 season.