Breaking Down 15 of the NFL's Most Likely Day 1 Rookie Starters

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Breaking Down 15 of the NFL's Most Likely Day 1 Rookie Starters
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C.J. Mosley has already established himself as a starter on the Baltimore Ravens defense at inside linebacker.

Rookie-versus-veteran battles for starting jobs are currently happening throughout the NFL this preseason. And some 2014 draft picks, such as Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins and Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley, have already taken hold of first-team roles for their teams.

Each of the following 15 rookies will most likely, barring injuries or unforeseen setbacks, be in their respective teams’ lineups when they take the field for regular-season openers.

Now that the following players have asserted themselves as worthy starters (or, in some cases, have been placed there by default due to lack of viable/healthy competition), the focus turns to how they can contribute on the field and potentially make their teams better.

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