Top 10 rookies to watch throughout the 2014 NFL Season

By Zach Levatino,

The NFL Draft is a crucial element of the offseason for a few reasons.

First, it allows teams to draft young players with upside, give them a small rookie contract and hope they turn out to be the next superstar. This helps teams focus on rebuilding their rosters with young talent rather than overpaying for a veteran player. It can sometimes be a message to veteran players that hundreds of college students out there are just waiting to take their jobs.

Second, it is a good way to fill a hole in the roster. For example, when a team loses a player due to free agency, they need to replace them. The draft is a cheap way to get players with upside to come in and give 100 percent every play.

With all this said, it is nearing the start of the 2014 season and countless rookies will be trying to show the world what they can do. Without any further ado, here are the top ten rookies to watch this NFL season.



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