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Published: June 12, 2013 at 08:54 p.m.
Updated: June 12, 2013 at 10:28 p.m.

NFL debuts

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig has been called a modern-day Bo Jackson, hitting almost .500, belting clutch home runs, playing incredible defense and capturing the attention of baseball fans everywhere. The NFL has its share of incredible debuts as well. Take a look at some of them.

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  • For Cam Newton fans, the Auburn quarterback's Heisman campaign never ended. Newton picked up right where he left off.  In his first two games with the Carolina Panthers, he managed to accumulate more than 850 yards and five total touchdowns.  Cam took the league by storm and eventually brought home the 2011 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.  It's worth noting that Newton's first two games were his highest two consecutive yardage totals (854 total yards and three touchdowns). (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) 10

    Cam Newton

    For Cam Newton fans, the Auburn quarterback's Heisman campaign never ended. Newton picked up right where he left off. In his first two games with the Carolina Panthers, he managed to accumulate more than 850 yards and five total touchdowns. Cam took the league by storm and eventually brought home the 2011 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. It's worth noting that Newton's first two games were his highest two consecutive yardage totals (854 total yards and three touchdowns). (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

  • For the man nicknamed "The Freak,' it would only be fitting to break onto the NFL scene by recording three sacks in his Tennessee Titans premiere in 1999.  Kearse continued the incredible rookie campaign and went on to win  AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, piling up 14.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) 9

    Jevon Kearse

    For the man nicknamed "The Freak,' it would only be fitting to break onto the NFL scene by recording three sacks in his Tennessee Titans premiere in 1999. Kearse continued the incredible rookie campaign and went on to win AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, piling up 14.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • After being taken in the middle of the second round, Boldin made an introduction in his first few games similar to Puig.  "Quan" put up a 10 catch, 217 yards and two touchdown day to start what would be a long and highly productive career with the Arizona Cardinals.  Boldin would ultimately finish the season with 1,377 receiving yards and earn himself NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2003. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) 8

    Anquan Boldin

    After being taken in the middle of the second round, Boldin made an introduction in his first few games similar to Puig. "Quan" put up a 10 catch, 217 yards and two touchdown day to start what would be a long and highly productive career with the Arizona Cardinals. Boldin would ultimately finish the season with 1,377 receiving yards and earn himself NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2003. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

  • In Eric Dickerson's first six games with the Los Angeles Rams, the rookie running back racked up 787 yards (131 yards per game), 5.28 yards per carry and 10 total touchdowns (roughly two end zone visits per game).  Dickerson went on to lead the NFL in rushing yards, while averaging 113 yards per game in what would become one of the greatest seasons for a rookie back EVER. (National Football League) 7

    Eric Dickerson

    In Eric Dickerson's first six games with the Los Angeles Rams, the rookie running back racked up 787 yards (131 yards per game), 5.28 yards per carry and 10 total touchdowns (roughly two end zone visits per game). Dickerson went on to lead the NFL in rushing yards, while averaging 113 yards per game in what would become one of the greatest seasons for a rookie back EVER. (National Football League)

  • Amobi Okoye was taken 10th overall by the Houston Texans, who hoped that Okoye would grow to become a great counterpart to Mario Williams.  Okoye made an immediate impression. Within his first four games he recorded four sacks and one forced fumble.  Unfortunately, for the Texans, this hot start was more of a flash in a pan than a sustained career.  Okoye ultimately would become less known for his hot start and more known for  being one of the most terrible Texans� draft picks <LINK: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000162231/article/houston-texans-best-and-worst-draft-picks > (AP Photo/Greg Trott) 6

    Amobi Okoye

    Amobi Okoye was taken 10th overall by the Houston Texans, who hoped that Okoye would grow to become a great counterpart to Mario Williams. Okoye made an immediate impression. Within his first four games he recorded four sacks and one forced fumble. Unfortunately, for the Texans, this hot start was more of a flash in a pan than a sustained career. Okoye ultimately would become less known for his hot start and more known for being one of the most terrible Texans� draft picks (AP Photo/Greg Trott)

  • Similar to Cam Newton, it was as though Earl Campbell simply put an Oilers jersey over his Texas Longhorns jersey.  The No. 1 overall draft pick in 1978 proved his true worth the very second he set foot on the field. Campbell managed to open his rookie season with 137 rushing  yards and a touchdown, then followed this with a 107-yard, two-touchdown performance a week later.  Campbell went on that season to rush for the most yards, nab the second- most touchdowns and earn Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. (AP Photo) 5

    Earl Campbell

    Similar to Cam Newton, it was as though Earl Campbell simply put an Oilers jersey over his Texas Longhorns jersey. The No. 1 overall draft pick in 1978 proved his true worth the very second he set foot on the field. Campbell managed to open his rookie season with 137 rushing yards and a touchdown, then followed this with a 107-yard, two-touchdown performance a week later. Campbell went on that season to rush for the most yards, nab the second- most touchdowns and earn Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. (AP Photo)

  • The big talking point surrounding the 2012 NFL Draft was RGIII's league readiness. All of this talk caused RGIII to take the field for the Washington Redskins with a chip on his shoulder as he began his rookie year with 320 passing yards and two touchdowns.  Griffin managed to stay hot passing for 1,067 yards, rushing for 234 yards, and racking up eight total touchdowns over the course of his first four starts.  Griffin capped off this incredible 2012 rookie year by taking home the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. (AP Photo/G. Newman Lowrance) 4

    Robert Griffin III

    The big talking point surrounding the 2012 NFL Draft was RGIII's league readiness. All of this talk caused RGIII to take the field for the Washington Redskins with a chip on his shoulder as he began his rookie year with 320 passing yards and two touchdowns. Griffin managed to stay hot passing for 1,067 yards, rushing for 234 yards, and racking up eight total touchdowns over the course of his first four starts. Griffin capped off this incredible 2012 rookie year by taking home the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. (AP Photo/G. Newman Lowrance)

  • After sliding to the San Fransisco 49er's in the fourth round (the 96th overall pick), Haley began his multi-Pro Bowl career with an incredible first few games as a rookie.  Haley started his career with five sacks in six games and finished his rookie season with 12 sacks (the rookie record at the time). (AP Photo/Al Golub) 3

    Charles Haley

    After sliding to the San Fransisco 49er's in the fourth round (the 96th overall pick), Haley began his multi-Pro Bowl career with an incredible first few games as a rookie. Haley started his career with five sacks in six games and finished his rookie season with 12 sacks (the rookie record at the time). (AP Photo/Al Golub)

  • In Reggie White's first season with the Philadelphia Eagles, White racked up 13 sacks in 13 games, but many Eagles fans will never forget his first game of what would ultimately go on to become a Hall of Fame career,   White (at the time was wearing 91) absolutely terrorized the New York Giants by sacking Phil Simms 2.5 times. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan) 2

    Reggie White

    In Reggie White's first season with the Philadelphia Eagles, White racked up 13 sacks in 13 games, but many Eagles fans will never forget his first game of what would ultimately go on to become a Hall of Fame career, White (at the time was wearing 91) absolutely terrorized the New York Giants by sacking Phil Simms 2.5 times. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

  • LaDainian Tomlinson's illustrious career all started with an incredible series of five games in his 2001 rookie season.  Tomlinson opened the year for the San Diego Chargers with a 113-yard, two-touchdown performance.  LT would build on this early success by rushing for 486 yards and rushing for seven touchdowns over the course of his first five games.  Unfortunately, due to a poor season by the Chargers, LT would be robbed of the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) 1

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    LaDainian Tomlinson

    LaDainian Tomlinson's illustrious career all started with an incredible series of five games in his 2001 rookie season. Tomlinson opened the year for the San Diego Chargers with a 113-yard, two-touchdown performance. LT would build on this early success by rushing for 486 yards and rushing for seven touchdowns over the course of his first five games. Unfortunately, due to a poor season by the Chargers, LT would be robbed of the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)