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The beginning of the NFL season is just weeks away, and we’ll soon get our first real glimpse of how the rookies drafted back in April fare in a game that actually matters. As is always the case, some of those players won’t live up to the hype, while others will shine through and make it obvious why they were so highly sought after. Let’s take a look at five of those rookies who should be making a big impact in the NFL this year.

1. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns. Far and away the best running back in this year’s draft, Cleveland took Richardson with the third overall pick. At 5’9 and 230lbs, he is a strong, powerful rusher who can move defenders with ease. He has the ability to hit the hole with speed, and run for the big gains. Richardson possesses good hands and should be »

- Dave Gilbert

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