Some rookies are getting right to work this weekend.
Eight NFL teams open their rookie minicamps Friday, May 4, with another joining on Saturday. The three-day session runs through Sunday, May 6.
The majority of NFL teams that are running an optional rookie camp will hold their workouts May 11-13.
The three days of work allow the first-year players to get a jump-start on learning the playbook and preparing for their immersion in the NFL.
Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each team may hold one post-draft Rookie Minicamp on either the first or second weekend following the NFL draft, with players participating in club activities for a maximum of 10 hours per day.