Which rookies will make the biggest impact in the NFL this season? SI.com's Bucky Brooks runs down 10 first-year players he feels will contribute right away, beginning with Jake Long, the first pick in April's draft.
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Picked fourth overall, McFadden had 48 yards on 12 carries in his first preseason game.
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Though he dropped a pass, had a false start penalty and ran a wrong route in his first preseason game, Hardy made amends by catching a 16-yard touchdown pass just before halftime. The Bills have high hopes for second-round pick out of Indiana.
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The third-round pick out of Virginia Tech is wearing Ty Law's old number and may end up succeeding him at starting corner.
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The first cornerback in 22 years to be taken in the first round by the Bucs, the All-American out of Kansas has been turning heads in camp.
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Though the first-round pick out of Pitt has been slowed by a high ankle sprain, he's expected to see a lot of action his rookie season.
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The second-round pick out of Tulane finished with seven carries for 25 yards and three catches for 10 yards in his preseason debut.
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Atlanta likes what it has seen from the third overall pick, including his nifty 9-of-15, 113-yard, one-touchdown passing performance against Jacksonville in the preseason opener.
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The former Rutgers standout is slated to backup Willis McGahee this season, but he'll make the most of his carries.
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He almost got in coach Andy Reid's doghouse by sitting out too long with a tweaked hamstring. He has the instincts to be a playmaker and should also have the motivation after slipping out of the first round of the draft to the 49th pick.
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