Training camps will begin throughout the NFL later this month. While every player on his respective team will be making an effort to prove he is integral to his franchise in 2014, this part of the calendar will be especially important for rookies trying to make their first mark at the next level.
Camp can be a tough time for rookies, who have to adjust to playing in a professional environment against greater competition, all the while dealing with infamous hazing from veterans. That said, it’s also an opportunity for first-year players to stand out and simultaneously draw the attention of teammates, coaches, media and fans.
Which draft picks will make the most noise in practice and leave their teams salivating over the prospects of what they could do when the actual games begin?
There’s many rookies on every team with the potential to be stars of the summer, but the following 10 are among the players who have skills that should stand out, even in practice situations, while all of them have an opportunity to establish themselves as impact players for their teams from day one.