Instant-impact rookies from the 2016 NFL Draft

The draft is obviously about the future, but it's also about the present. Sure, you want to invest in players who will deliver long term -- but sometimes, you just want guys who can make an immediate impact practically from the moment they step on the field.

As I did last year, I've put together a list of rising rookies who will have a chance to significantly help their respective teams on Day 1. The 11 players presented below -- arranged in alphabetical order -- can provide an instant jolt to their new organizations.

Also considered: Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans; Germain Ifedi, OG, Seattle Seahawks; William Jackson III, CB, Cincinnati Bengals; Karl Joseph, S, Oakland Raiders; Laremy Tunsil, OT, Miami Dolphins.

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Gil Brandt

NFL.com Senior Analyst

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