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Winner: Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Washington Redskins
According to various reports, the rookie No. 2 overall selection is not having major issues picking up the Washington Redskins offense and looks to be relatively smooth on the field during his first days as a NFL quarterback.
This should be taken with a grain of salt considering that teams do attempt to boost the confidence of rookie quarterbacks prior to them seeing the field during the preseason.
That being said, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has been outspoken in regards to RGIII (via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk):
I don’t think you have to be a coach to see how talented the guy is. I think everyone knows that, so there wasn’t that much surprise there. But he’s picked it up faster than I expected. Anytime a guy doesn’t do a lot of drop-back stuff and things like that for really his whole career, it’s going to take time.
And with him, he’s really showing improvement each day. He can comprehend what he needs to do and what he needs to get better at, and it’s all about giving him reps. You know he needs reps.
That's a pretty big deal if you ask me.
Winner: DeMarco Murray, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys
The talented young running back has been a force to reckon with during offseason activities in Dallas. It appears that Murray is not only recovered from a devastating ankle injury, but he seems to look as good as ever.
Josh Ellis of the Cowboys' official website has also indicated that Murray is catching a lot of passes out of the backfield, which is a great sign for such a young running back. At this point, it is hard to imagine Murray not being the featured back in Dallas heading into the 2012 season.
Winner: Dez Bryant, Wide Receiver, Dallas Cowboys
The former first-round pick has had his ups and downs over the course of his first couple seasons in the National Football League. Despite showing a great deal of talent, Bryant just hasn't been able to stay consistent, disappearing in the second half of games a great deal.
That being said, Bryant is still only 23 and has a lot of room for improvement. He has been a standout in camp over the course of the offseason and appears to be ready to take off in his third NFL season.
Tony Romo had the following to say about the talented receiver (via Jon Machota of the Dallas News):
He just keeps improving and improving. He’s a kid that I enjoy playing with because he wants to get better. He’s always asking, "Hey Tony, what can I do to be better?" I love playing with guys like him.
Winner: Mychal Kendricks, Linebacker, Philadelphia Eagles
It goes without saying that the Eagles linebacker corps was dreadful last season. This is a unit that might have cost Philadelphia a couple games due to their inability to tackle.
This is where Kendricks comes into play. The 2012 second-round pick has to be considered one of the best rookie prospects in the entire league at this point. He can go sideline-to-sideline on a dime and plays much bigger than his frame suggests.
I guess this is why Ourlads already has Kendricks as the Eagles' starting outside linebacker before camp has even started.
Loser: Ramses Barden, Wide Receiver, New York Giants
The young receiver has struggled a great deal in OTAs this offseason and could easily be passed on the depth chart by rookie Rueben Randle.
Some think consistency is the problem for Barden, while offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride believes the problem stems from a lack of speed on the outside (via Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger).
Not what the receiver wants to hear as he is vying for the No. 3 wide receiver position, a spot previously held by Mario Manningham.