One of the hardest things that armchair experts have to do entering a season is projecting which rookies are going to make immediate impact and have long careers in the National Football League.
After all, I very much doubt that many had Andy Dalton and Aldon Smith doing what they did as rookies heading into the 2011 season.
This year promises to be a little different.
Each rookie has had an entire offseason to work with their new team, something that couldn't have been said in 2011. This is going to give the '12 rookie class an upper hand.
That being said, there will be some first-round picks that fizzle out as rookies and some mid-rounders that excel beyond any previously set expectations.
So, let's take a look at a boom-or-bust prospect for each NFL team heading into the 2012 season.