10 Big-Name Rookies Who Could Ride the Pine to Begin Their NFL Careers

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10 Big-Name Rookies Who Could Ride the Pine to Begin Their NFL Careers
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Margus Hunt may not see the field much as a rookie for the Cincinnati Bengals this season.

Early NFL draft picks are expected to make an immediate impact as rookies. This has become especially true under the league's new collective bargaining agreement, with rookie contracts only lasting for four years before unrestricted free agency.

Not all rookies will meet that expectation. Whether because of a need to develop their skills or incumbent players at their position standing in their way to a starting spot, even some of the most well-known rookies could spend most of their time on the bench in their first years in the league.

The following 10 players meet those criteria. All of these players were drafted by teams who made significant investments in them, and all have the potential to make an immediate impact. They all, however, must progress quickly this preseason to win depth chart competitions and earn significant playing time.

Players are listed in order of their selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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