With the opening of training camps throughout the NFL this week, preparation for the 2013 season is well underway. This time period is especially important for this year's rookies, who are preparing for their inaugural seasons playing at the highest level of American football.
There are numerous NFL rookies expected to play prominent roles on each team this season. Without any prior professional experience to draw from, it’s tough to predict which rookies will make the biggest impact.
The following 15 rookies aren’t necessarily the rookies expected to make the biggest impacts this season, but they are the ones participating in training camp with the most to prove and/or the biggest shoes to fill.
The success or failure of each of the following rookies will play a crucial role in their NFL team’s 2013 season. That will have writers and fans for each of these players’ teams paying close attention to how they progress over the course of their inaugural training camp.