2012 NFL Predictions: 6 Big-Name Rookies Sure to Bust

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2012 NFL Predictions: 6 Big-Name Rookies Sure to Bust
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After busting 11th overall to the Bills in 2009, Maybin is now a Jet.

Temperatures in the NFL always seem to run hotter this time of year with fans and readers. With training camps beginning, football season is upon us, and passions run deep when it comes to the varied opinions on both specific players and the collective prospects of teams.

This point on the calendar is also when the truest and most serious work from rookies begins in earnest as it applies to the 2012 season. The stakes only rise as opening week approaches and depth charts become solidified.

Intersecting these two notions—polarizing opinions on players and 2012 draft prospects in their first campaigns—I call attention to six rookies taken in the top 60 picks that I predict will bust. These are all guys that, three years from now, could compare to our review of the early returns on a player like Aaron Maybin.

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