NFL's Potential Immediate Impact Rookies

Defensive end
Text: Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News
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Defensive end

Chandler Jones, New England Patriots

"New England will need to replace the double-digit sack production of departed free-agent end Mark Anderson, and it's unclear how much Andre Carter can still give come backing from a season-ending quadriceps injury. Jones is a natural pass rusher whom Bill Belichick will put in the right places to deliver in New England's versatile front seven. Don't be surprised if Jones leads all rookies in sacks."


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