Early-impact NFL rookie six-pack

Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd has the quick first step that could make him a force right away on...

Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd has the quick first step that could make him a force right away on the Vikings' defensive line. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP)

DION CAPUTI, Special to QMI Agency

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We’re officially in the dog days of the NFL off-season.

The novelty of free agency has long worn off, April's draft seems a distant memory, and unless you are a supplemental draft enthusiast there is very little to chew on until training camps kick off in late July.

But while we’re on the topic of drafts, maybe we can pass some time by doing a spot of revision on 2013’s incoming rookie class.

Each year, we witness a healthy portion of collegiate stars make a successful transition to the pro level and contribute immediately.

Let’s take a look at some candidates who could make an early impact — taking into consideration talent, fit, system, and everything in between.


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