NFL Rookies Turning Heads Before Training Camps Even Begin

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NFL Rookies Turning Heads Before Training Camps Even Begin
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With training camp a little over two weeks away, the focus of the NFL offseason is starting to shift from a relatively quiet period to an extremely busy one. Johnny Manziel and the rest of the partygoers in the NFL better make their final weekends count, because the battle for their livelihoods are right around the corner.

That's not a shot at Manziel or any of the other rookies who enjoy having a good time; it's just a fair warning based on the fact everything changes once the pads go on. Training camp is all business, especially for rookies, since camp will be their first taste of live game action.

Obviously, every fan has high hopes for his respective team's rookies, but few understand the difficulties young players face. The pro game and the collegiate game are entirely different animals, as the room for error in the pros is incredibly small. 

Despite the spike in competition, several rookies have already turned heads in spring practices. With that being said, let's take a look at eight rookies (in no particular order) who have been turning heads before training camp.

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