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Which NFL Rookies Have the Biggest Shoes to Fill in 2013?

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Which NFL Rookies Have the Biggest Shoes to Fill in 2013?
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It's the circle of life.

Every year, all 32 teams in the NFL hit the draft and look for new talent to replace aging or departing players.

Sometimes, there's no real talent to replace (which is why you end up picking first), and sometimes, you have enough depth to allow even a first-round player to come along slowly.

Sometimes, though, a rookie has to step up, or do even more. Occasionally, he needs to replace a player who was a vital piece of the team.

That's why you won't see a guy like EJ Manuel on this list. Replacing Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't compare to replacing Joe Montana.

The following players have their work cut out for them.

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