5 NFL Rookies in for a Rude Awakening in 2014

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5 NFL Rookies in for a Rude Awakening in 2014
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This year's draft class was a pretty talented bunch overall, but we did see some questionable marriages between those talented players and their new teams. While not every draftee on this list is a head-scratcher, each player enters the season with a notable challenge in front of them.

Whether it be playing with a not-so-talented supporting cast or being buried on the depth chart behind a talented group, all of these guys are currently on a road that will hit some rough patches.

That's not to say that some of these guys won't answer the call and step up, but it will not be easy. Johnny Manziel has it especially tough, as he joins a Cleveland Browns organization that is bleeding a bit now that Josh Gordon is facing a year-long suspension.

There is very little talent in that receiving corps outside of Gordon, which makes Manziel's job even tougher than it already was.

He will benefit from having a healthy group of running backs behind him, but he will need more than that to succeed as a rookie and Cleveland's likely starter. 

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