Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/9/13
After the Baltimore Ravens thrust themselves into football immortality, it is now time for college football's finest to step into the footprints left by their predecessors. From Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel, to West Virginia's Geno Smith, this new breed of NFL player will be sure to entertain fans for years to come. After rookies this year such as Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, and Doug Martin revolutionized their position, players that once did not have a place in the NFL, now do.Rookies such as Alfred Morris have shown that despite what round you are drafted in, even in the modern day, you can still become the best rookie at your position. 
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