NFL Mocks is going to do a team by team look at what rookies have the potential to contribute during their first season. Every year there are countless rookies that have major and minor impacts. Everyone expects the 1st round picks to make an impact but we hope to point out some other players that may help your favorite team win games.
The Dallas Cowboys are a trendy pick for Super Bowl predictors and if they hope to make that a reality they will need to count on a few rookies to contribute.
Dez Bryant- The Cowboys used their first round pick on the controversial wide out and they are counting on him to be a major contributor. Bryant was recently injured and will miss most if not all of the preseason and this injury will all but kill his chances of opening the season as a starter. However, we do expect to see Bryant on the field and receiving plenty of playing time once he is healthy.
Sean Lee- Lee is expected to open the season as a backup to both Bradie James and Keith Brooking but Lee is the long term answer at the position. If either James or Brooking struggle expect to see the rookie getting a chance to prove himself. Lee will be a major contributor on special teams.
Akwasi Owusu- Ansah- Owusu- Ansah will mainly make his mark on special teams but he provides depth at the cornerback position where he could receive playing time should an injury strike.
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