Immediate returns are becoming more and more important to NFL teams.
With coaches and general managers being fired more often after only one to two years and leashes getting shorter and shorter, "waiting" on a high draft pick to mature is a risky proposition.
Plenty of players are going to get drafted on potential this April—pass-rushers who need to add weight, quarterbacks who need to refine their game or skill-position players who fit nicely into a niche. Some might even go high in the first round.
In contrast, here are 25 players (grouped by position) who are certain to start from the first day they step onto an NFL field.