Which Rookies Are Already Shining in NFL's Preseason?

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Which Rookies Are Already Shining in NFL's Preseason?
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Week 1 of the NFL preseason is complete, and regardless of which team won and by what score, there were a number of superlative performers. It's time to credit the first-year players who are already making an impact.

The guys on this list all impressed and turned heads in their NFL debuts, and they drew praise from coaches and teammates in the process.

  • The first two quarterbacks selected in May's draft made the cut, and a case can be made that both outplayed their veteran counterparts. 
  • Three running backs are featured, highlighted by the first rusher selected.
  • Three dynamic receivers deserve attention, and all showed they'll contribute heavily as greenhorns.
  • Two defenders also made it, including the draft's No. 1 overall selection.
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