NFL Studs Who Will Suffer a Sophomore Slump in 2013

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NFL Studs Who Will Suffer a Sophomore Slump in 2013
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Robert Griffin III has to overcome an injury, as well as eight players in the box every time he steps under center.

The 2011-12 NFL season witnessed a thought-to-be mediocre draft class flourish into one of the most exciting crop of rookies in recent memory.

Three first-year quarterbacks led their teams to the playoffs and represented their respective conferences in the Pro Bowl. Two running backs burst onto the scene and solidified themselves as starters in crowded backfields. And a plethora of defensive players worked their way to become season-long starters.

But teams now know what to expect when they face these talented rookies, and they can mold their game plans around the rookie's game to shut him down. It seems unlikely that all of these players will be able to produce the same numbers as they did in 2012, and many of them will experience a decline in production.

Here we break down which players will suffer from a sophomore slump in 2013.

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