As the bright lights of Radio City Music Hall fade into our collective memory, the harsh realities of NFL life are about to set in for rookies across the league. No longer are they big men on campus. These young pups are about to be the fodder for practical jokes and plenty of well-intentioned initiations in 32 different locker rooms.
For some of them, the transition might not take very long.
It takes a lot for an NFL player to become a household name in his rookie season. Some will accomplish it based solely on their incredible skill, while other more talented players get left out. The ones who get the spotlight usually have something extra—an electricity that gets them on constant highlight reels or a nose for the end zone that has them on everyone's fantasy radar.
We've heard over and over that this was a "fatties draft," and that the excitement of this class paled in comparison to other years. So, which players are going to step up and become household names in 2013?