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NFL Rookies: Top 5 First Round Draft Picks to Make an Impact This Season

Article By on 9th August, 2009

... getting somewhat of an idea of how the rookies will start to pan out. Every year many rookies make direct impacts on their teams.

Three years ago it was Vince Young who turned around a losing season to take the Titans to a game away from the playoffs. Adrian Peterson transformed the Vikings running game in 2007, and made them a competitor in the NFC North.

Last year was the year of rookies, with Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, and Steve Slayton all made huge impacts on their teams last year.

This year there are five guys who stick out in my mind as players who should make an impact this year, and here is the real surprise: three of them are defensive players.

5. Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
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