NFL's Potential Immediate Impact Rookies

Text: Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News
Photo: Greg Nelson, David Bergman/SI


Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Here's a look at which NFL rookie from each position is in the best spot to have immediate success and help his team in the most important way -- win games, according to the Sporting News..

"While Andrew Luck joins the Colts, who went 2-14 without Peyton Manning, Griffin joins a team that was able to beat Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning twice last season. The Redskins finished 5-11, including that sweep of the New York Giants, and five of their losses were by seven points or fewer. The Redskins already had two established receiving tight ends (Chris Cooley) and (Fred Davis), and before drafting Griffin No. 2 overall, they added two speedy wide receivers (Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan) to their arsenal. Mike Shanahan knows how to get the best of mobile passers."

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