Often, coaches will give their rookie class a much-needed vote of confidence during the team’s OTAs, regardless of how they perform on the practice field. Hopefully, the young collegians understand that they have plenty work ahead before the entire team gathers at training camp in July.
Coordinators will implement the playbook in classroom chalk sessions and then expect the players to execute what they learn on the practice field. Rookies will run continuous reps until their actions become automatic in simulated game situations.
Here are NFL rookies who are stumbling out of the gate: