As we approach the 60-day mark in our countdown to the start of the NFL season, the roles of rookies are really starting to come into focus. Obviously, with training camps on the horizon, much can change, but for now things are fairly chalk as far as which rookies are going to be early-impact players.
Looking over this current class, we can see there will likely be some great stats, but it's safe to assume that these rookie records are safe:
- Passing Yards: Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts (2012): 4,374
- Passing Touchdowns: Peyton Manning (1998), Russell Wilson (2012): 26
- Rushing Yards: Eric Dickerson (1983): 1,808
- Receptions: Anquan Boldin (2003): 101
- Receiving Yards: Bill Groman (1960): 1,473
- Total Touchdowns: Gale Sayers (1965): 22
Even if we don't see any record-breaking performances, we can still enjoy some tremendous players. Let's predict how the top rookies from this draft class are going to perform in 2014.