The 2013 NFL draft class is barely a couple months old, but these rookies have already begun their attack on the depth charts. So where does each first-rounder stand as we anxiously await the start of training camp?
It's a great question. And, luckily, the answers are all right here in a handy slideshow.
Granted, these are early projections that will be subject to how each player performs in camp and the preseason. But it’s still fun.
So click through to find out where your team's first-round rookie is sitting as we bear the unbearable wait.
There was never any doubt that Eric Fisher was going to be a Week 1 starter. The debate centered on where the top overall pick would line up.
Since the Kansas City Chiefs weren't able to move franchise-tagged left tackle Branden Albert, Fisher has been moved over to the right side.
And, as you would expect, he's the projected starter.
Eventually, Fisher will be the anchor of the offensive line on the left side. Until then, the Chiefs will boast possibly the best tackle duo in the league.
In an odd twist, the first two picks of the NFL draft will be lining up as right tackles. The Jacksonville Jaguars already have Eugene Monroe on the left side, meaning that second overall pick Luke Joeckel wasn't a necessity.
There isn't anyone on the Jaguars roster that will be challenging Joeckel. Barring injury or an absolutely atrocious performance, he'll be the starter throughout the season.
Most top picks are going to be inserted into the lineup. Those who are drafted after the team and gave up a first- and second-rounder to move up will be expected to do more than just start.
Thus, Dion Jordan is sitting atop the depth chart for the Miami Dolphins at right defensive end despite missing all of the OTAs and minicamp due to school obligations.
And he'll have a great chance to contribute playing opposite sack-master Cameron Wake (15 sacks last year).
Lane Johnson isn't going to be handed the starting position. The Philadelphia Eagles were determined to make him work hard and wait his turn.
Apparently that took all of a week. Johnson, like the two "left" tackles taken before him, was already moved into the starting right tackle slot by the second week of OTAs.
As you might guess, a team without a single returning defensive end is planning on starting their first-rounder at the depleted position. As Anwar S. Richardson notes, Ezekiel Ansah played behind Willie Young during OTAS and minicamp, but he is sitting atop the actual depth chart.
Ansah is raw, but will need to learn quickly. The Lions will be relying on him and newcomer Jason Jones to provide some outside pressure.
Pundits were a little surprised when the Cleveland Browns took Barkevious Mingo so early. They figured he would require some development before he could become a regular contributor.
Well, the Browns figured that out before the rest of us did, placing him on the second team. He'll be a part of a very healthy rotation at outside linebacker, meaning he can be unleashed in doses and learn the intricacies of the pro game at his own pace.
The Arizona Cardinals had one off the worst offensive lines in the league last year. Thus, they didn't over think their first-round pick and grabbed Jonathan Cooper.
The big man will be strong-arming defensive tackles from the beginning as the Cardinals have already plugged him into the starting lineup.
Tavon Austin has plenty in common with Jonathan Cooper and Dion Jordan.
Austin's situation is similar to Cooper's because the St. Louis Rams are desperate to fortify a weakness and find viable targets for Sam Bradford. That's why the Rams traded up to ensure they landed his services, just like Jordan.
There's no clear picture of where Dee Milliner is on the depth chart because he hasn't been able to participate in practice yet. Additionally, he fell into the New York Jets' lap at the draft, and isn’t coming to a team totally devoid of cornerbacks.
However, Rex Ryan loves what he's seen from Kyle Wilson so far, meaning Milliner has an uphill battle if he's going to crack the starting lineup.
But Milliner will certainly find himself on the field as a nickel back. He's too talented to ride the bench.
The Tennessee Titans have a running back who desperately needs to regain his groove and a young quarterback who must take a step forward. Therefore, they grabbed Chance Warmack to solidify the interior of the offensive line.
There's no "chance" he doesn't start, and it's possible he won't be the only rookie on the starting line.
D.J. Hayden is blazing a new path towards becoming an NFL starting cornerback.
Every draft profile prominently noted the life-threatening injury he suffered during his senior season. The effects of which might be the reason he hasn't been able to fully practice yet, since he had to have scar tissue removed from his abdomen.
However, the Oakland Raiders secondary was so atrocious last year that it's hard to imagine Hayden won't start so long as he gets healthy.
The New York Jets did a great job of letting the draft fall to them, and Sheldon Richardson is proof of that. The young defensive linemen will be creating problems for opposing offenses all along the line of scrimmage.
And he'll be doing it as a member of the first team.
Star Lotulelei was a possible top-overall pick at one point.
The Carolina Panthers had all kinds of trouble in the middle of the defensive front last year.
This is a match made in heaven.
Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer, who noted that Lotulelei might not be leaving the field during obvious passing situations anymore, bolsters that point. Obviously, if he would be coming off the field, he was already out there in the first place.
Kenny Vaccaro was the top-rated safety on most teams' draft boards, meaning he is a sure-fire starter, right?
Vaccaro has been performing well this offseason, but he's battling last year's starters. The best we can determine right now, according to Nakia Hogan of NOLA.com, is that he's in the mix as a safety and the nickel back.
When the Buffalo Bills lose a few games early, there will be plenty of outside pressure on the Buffalo Bills to start E.J. Manuel. However, that pressure isn't elevating him to the first team anytime soon.
The release of Tarvaris Jackson only moved Manuel up to the backup role, behind Kevin Kolb. We'll see how long the team can hold out when the whispers start rising into roars.
The Pittsburgh Steelers don't start rookies on defense. As Chris Wesseling of NFL.com pointed out, Dick LeBeau's defense is one of the most complicated in the league, meaning rookies need time to learn before they can be productive.
So put away those “Jarvis Jones for ROY” banners. He's on the second team now and will likely be there for a while.
Dashon Goldson might be gone, but that doesn't mean Eric Reid is being handed the starting job.
He's currently working the second unit, learning as much as he can. Which should pay off as both of our source websites have him earning that starting spot before the season kicks off.
The New York Giants' selection of Justin Pugh came as a shock to just about everyone except for the Giants' front office. However, it's no surprise that he's already in the starting lineup as the right tackle, according to Ralph Vacchiano and Stephen Lorenzo of NYDailyNews.com.
Pugh will probably do well as a run blocker, but struggle to keep up with NFL defensive ends. But that deficiency isn't enough to make any other option on the roster more viable.
Again, everyone was more than a little surprised when Kyle Long's name was called. He's long and athletic, but the thought was that the Chicago Bears would turn towards talented tight end Tyler Eifert.
But they didn't, and Long is now in a fight with veteran James Brown for the starting spot.
The Cincinnati Bengals added a weapon in Tyler Eifert. He will give Andy Dalton another explosive receiving option to pair with a rising receiving corps.
However, he hasn't unseated Jermaine Gresham as the unquestioned starter, but could start if the Bengals begin a game with a two-tight end set.
The Atlanta Falcons needed a new cornerback so they drafted the talented Desmond Trufant in the first round.
Then, they liked it so much, they grabbed small-school standout Robert Alford in the second round. The starting spot opposite Asante Samuel is wide open, and both rookies are getting a look.
The Minnesota Vikings had an aging interior defensive line, but the arrival of Sharrif Floyd changes all of that.
The talented newcomer from Florida has made an impression so far, as he's already cracked the first-team rotation, according to Tom Pelissero and Andrew Krammer of 1500espn.com.
The Indianapolis Colts have two starting outside linebackers: Robert Mathis and Erik Walden. That leaves first-round pick Bjoern Werner on the outside looking in (I couldn't help myself).
The team is teaching him both positions, meaning he'll probably give each starter a breather when they need it. However, it wouldn't be shocking if he eventually overtook the overpaid Walden.
Chris Cook will be locking down one of the starting spots, leaving last year's draft choice, Josh Robinson, and Xavier Rhodes to fight it out for the other
So far, Rhodes has been playing primarily in the nickel, giving the presumption that Robinson has the initial edge.
The Houston Texans asked and it looks as though they shall receive.
For seemingly forever, Matt Schaub has only had Andre Johnson. Now, he has DeAndre Hopkins, whose impressive performance has surely vaulted him into the starting lineup.
There isn't much buzz surrounding Sylvester Williams, probably because of the crowd of veterans in the spotlight.
However, few would argue that Williams wasn't a steal towards the end of the first round. Williams will have to fend off Kevin Vickerson, but the starting spot next to Terrance Knighton is his to lose.
Cordarrelle Patterson is not scared. Instead of staying under the radar, the Minnesota Vikings rookie put the world on notice by picking Randy Moss' old number.
The Vikings had better hope he can back it up. Patterson is currently the second wide receiver behind Greg Jennings, meaning he'll be starting from the beginning.
Alec Ogletree's pre-draft issues caused him to drop down the board a bit, and the St. Louis Rams look ready to reap the benefits.
Ogletree has looked great in training camp, gaining the inside track on a starting linebacking spot.
You knew the answer to this question way before you clicked on this slide. Travis Frederick is most certainly going to be the Dallas Cowboys’ starting center.
It was preordained once he was drafted at the end of the first round, and he's run with the first team in every practice since he's joined the team.
Matt Elam is known for his quiet demeanor off the field, but he makes plenty of noise on it.
The Baltimore Ravens rookie safety will be relied upon to replace some of the playmaking abilities that left town with Ed Reed. And it looks like he'll get an early chance as he's competing with James Ihedigbo for the starting spot.