The 2013 NFL season may seem like an eternity from now, but with the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine set to take place Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis, it's time to start scouting rookies for your 2013 fantasy roster.
With a continually increased emphasis on a rookie's role in a team's grand scheme, finding a player that will make an instant impact is a vital ingredient in how success is defined in today's NFL.
While all drafted rookies have potential, some are simply projects, while others are expected to deliver instant gratification to NFL GMs and fantasy owners alike.
Remember, NFL fantasy drafts can't be won with the first few picks, but they can be lost in the later rounds.
Keep these rookies in mind as the combine unfolds.