Originally posted on draftinsider.net  |  Last updated 9/12/12
The top impact rookies from Week 1 of the 2012 NFL season were names you would have expected, including a top-2 pick, two other first-rounders and three second-rounders. The only outliers were a sixth-round running back from Florida Atlantic who nobody even knew was starting until minutes before game time and a fourth-round linebacker out of the Mountain West. Check out Chris Tripodi’s first installment of the Rookie Report to find out which first-year players played important roles for their team in Week 1.

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