Top 20 Impact NFL Rookies

Dani CaplanCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2009

Top 20 Impact NFL Rookies

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    NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 3: Kenny Britt #18 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball in pregame warmups against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason NFL game at LP Field on September 3, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans beat the Packers 27-1

20. Al Afalava

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    DENVER - AUGUST 30:  Safety Al Afalava #46 of the Chicago Bears plays defense against the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 30, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Bears defeated the Broncos 27-17.  (Photo by Dou

19. Jonny Knox

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    CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 20: Johnny Knox #13 of the Chicago Bears celebrates a touchdown catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 20, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Steelers 17-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty I

18. Jason McCourty

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    CLEVELAND - AUGUST 29:  James Davis #28 of the Cleveland Browns is hit by David Thornton #50 and Jason McCourty #30 of the Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 29, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

17. Glover Quin

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    NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 20:  Glover Quin #29 of the Houston Texans celebrates after the Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 34-31 in the NFL game at LP Field on September 20, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

16. Austin Collie

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    INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 04:  Austin Collie #17 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

15. Jerraud Powers

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    INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 04:  John Owens #86 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball while defended by Jerraud Powers #25 of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyon

14. DeAndre Levy

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    ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 27:  Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Florida State Seminoles is sacked by DeAndre Levy #11 of the Wisconsin Badgers during the Champs Bowl on December 27, 2008 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/

13. Mike Wallace

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    PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 29:  Wide Reciever Mike Wallace #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball downfield in the first quarter during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on August 29, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory S

12. Michael Oher

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    BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 27:  Michael Oher #74 of the Baltimore Ravens defends against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 34-3. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

11. Knowshon Moreno

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 04:  Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos rushes against the Dallas Cowboys during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 17-10.  (Photo by Doug

10. Brian Orakpo

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    BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13:  Brian Orakpo #98 of the Washington Redskins looks on during a NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens on August 13, 2009 at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.   (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

9. Derek Cox

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    SEATTLE - OCTOBER 11: Derek Cox #21 of the Jacksonville Jaguars gets ready for the snap during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on October 11, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Jaguars 41-0. (Photo by Otto Greule J

8. Louis Delmas

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    DETROIT , MI - OCTOBER 11: Santonio Holmes #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled after making a second quarter catch by Louis Delmas #28 of the Detroit Lions on October 11, 2009 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Image

7. James Laurinaitis

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 21:  Linebacker James Laurinaitis #55 of the St. Louis Rams follows the play against the Atlanta Falcons during the preseason game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 21, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty I

6. Kenny Britt

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    NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 15: Kenny Britt #18 of the Tennessee Titans looks to the sideline against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a preseason NFL game at LP Field on August 15, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans beat the Buccaneers 27-20. (Photo by J

5. Brian Cushing

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    HOUSTON - OCTOBER 04:  Linebacker Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans delivers a hard hit to tight-end Zach Miller #80 of the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

4. Rey Maualuga

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    BALTIMORE - OCTOBER 11:  Rey Maualuga #58 of the Cincinnati Bengals defends against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Bengals defeated the Ravens 17-14. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

3. Aaron Curry

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    SEATTLE , WA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Aaron Curry #59 of the Seattle Seahawks gets ready on the line during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Qwest Field on September 13, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

2. Percy Harvin

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    MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 27: Percey Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 27, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 27-24.  (Photo by

1. Mark Sanchez

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    MIAMI - OCTOBER 12:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets celebrate a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on October 12, 2009 in Miami, Florida. Miami defeated New York 31-27.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)