3 NFL Draft Prospects Who Will Put Up Huge Numbers as Rookies

January 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Although the Super Bowl has yet to be played, we are weeks away from the NFL Scouting Combine: a breeding ground for excitement for hyper-athletic incoming rookies. That hype machine affects a player’s NFL draft position in April as well as their fantasy football draft stock in the ensuing summer.
The personnel situations of players’ respective NFL teams will eventually determine a large part of their individual statistical success—especially early in their careers. If Alfred Morris was drafted to the Houston Texans, for example, he most likely would not have run for 1,613 yards on 335 carries as a rookie.
Arian Foster led the NFL with 351 rushing attempts.
Running backs are the likeliest of position players to make immediate fantasy impact in the NFL. Wide receivers and quarterbacks tend to take longer to put things together, and there just aren’t that many big-time talents at tight end. Players at a position that could be an invaluable mismatch ...

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