The No. 4 overall pick has reportedly been the "real deal", showing a veteran's savviness in offseason practices.
Which other rookies have been generating buzz in OTAs and minicamps? Here is a rundown of 20 players from around the league:
- First-round wide receiver Phillip Dorsett has inspired a steady stream of hype since offseason practices began. The former University of Miami star has impressed not only with his blazing speed, but also with his attitude and intelligence. After watching Dorsett the past month, beat writer Mike Chappell is convinced the rookie will "cut into somebody's playing time this season."
- Second-round tailback Ameer Abdullah has taken advantage of Joique Bell's absence, endearing himself to quarterback Matthew Stafford. "I think as a runner he has great balance," Stafford said recently. "He's obviously a low-to-the-ground guy. He seems to hide pretty well behind there and he's got good vision. Out of the backfield, catching the ball, he's great. He's got great hands. He has a good feel for route running."
- With the injury to starter Will Beatty, the Giants have Ereck Flowers working as the left tackle with the first- and second-team offense to get him more reps. Second-round safety Landon Collins has come in and "looked every bit as good as he did every Saturday at Alabama," according to linebacker Jon Beason.