2013 NFL Draft: 10 Skill Players Who Will Make Immediate Impacts

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2013 NFL Draft: 10 Skill Players Who Will Make Immediate Impacts
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Louisiana State cornerback Tyrann Mathieu can be a dynamic slot corner at the next level.

While the transition from college ball to the NFL is often a daunting one for most rookies, skill position players can often make an instant impact due to their supreme athleticism. 

Beyond the obvious pro-ready candidates like Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley and South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, there's a lengthy list of skill players—both on offense and defense—who should be big-time first-year contributors. 

On offense, Barkley's No. 1 target—junior Robert Woods—looks primed to be a first-year starter while Clemson running back Andre Ellington displays the skills as a runner and returner to earn early playing time. 

Defensively, the SEC shines as both Alabama and LSU feature a pair of pro-ready defensive backs who should be immediate starters. 

Let's take a look at the 10 skill position players who will make instant impacts in 2013. 

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