NFL Rookie Rankings: Where Do Top Rookies Stand Midway Through OTAs?

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NFL Rookie Rankings: Where Do Top Rookies Stand Midway Through OTAs?
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No. 8 overall draft selection Tavon Austin is being used in numerous ways in St. Louis Rams' rookie camp.

Most NFL teams are either one or two weeks into organized team activities (OTAs), which is the more formal terminology for each team's allotment of 10 optional full-team spring practices.

OTAs are particularly important for rookie players, as they are the rookies' first opportunity to practice alongside their team's veterans.

Some rookies are unfortunately not allowed to participate in OTAs until their university's graduation has occurred, according to NFL rules. But for the rookies who able to attend, it can be their first opportunity to prove themselves worthy of playing time and/or a roster spot.

The following 10 rookies are all players who are making positive progress and are on the fast track to a starting spot—whether their OTAs are well underway, just beginning or about to begin this week.

This is not a ranking of the NFL's 10 best overall rookies, but rather of which players have put themselves in the best positions through this point in the offseason calendar.

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