The players of the 2012 NFL draft class have received their playbooks and gone through their crash courses of OTAs, minicamp and the NFL Rookie Symposium. They now get a slight break before NFL training camps start up for good in the next several weeks.
Then these rookies go from looking great in T-shirts and shorts to seeing what they are made of in pads, going up against the wily veterans and practicing in heat that will leave some of them passing out from dehydration.
We are looking to project who will make the NFL All-Rookie Team in 2012. No matter who we predict, you know full well that there will wind up being a few surprises. One of the high draft picks will invariably get hurt, and his rookie season will be a wash. Another late-round draft pick will suddenly have an opportunity to play due to an injury to a veteran and will seize his opportunity and run with it.
We will predict all 11 offensive starters and the 11 defensive starters to make up the 2012 All-Rookie Team. If you think you are aware of somebody that deserves to be on this list, by all means, make your case and share your opinion in the comments section.