This is not an awards-type slideshow that gives the nod to the rookie with the best statistics. Rather, this is dedicated purely to the evaluation of talent, peering through the lens of "team building" and prospect analysis.
With that in mind, please understand that much more than the 2012 regular season will be considered in determining the best rookie at each position. Factors such as potential, athletic ability (as measured by a customized system that gives weight to testable physical attributes known as the Dynamic Measurable Rating 'DMR'), college production and, finally, their brief professional resumes, which include the preseason, will be considered.
Obviously, their production in their first year in the NFL will be weighted much heavier than their production in college. Nonetheless, this is an all-inclusive breakdown of this year's best rookies at every position—except really stupid positions like kickers. OK, fine, I give them just a little bit of love at the end as well (as I cringe).