Rookie vs. Rookie Position Battles to Watch in NFL OTAs

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Rookie vs. Rookie Position Battles to Watch in NFL OTAs
Associated Press
Cyrus Kouandjio and Seantrel Henderson go head-to-head.

As organized team activities get underway, we examine five rookie competitions that could realistically end up surprising a lot of people, including the coaches who drafted these guys.

Usually when a team has a significant weakness on the roster after free agency, they tend to draft a couple of players to ensure at least one of those guys will pan out immediately.

Although most of the time the job goes to the player who was drafted higher, that is not always the case. Some franchises have the wherewithal to allow for fair competition among rookies and disregard when a guy was drafted or how much money he makes.

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