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Ten NFL rookies who will exceed expectations in 2014
In the three months since the 2014 NFL Draft, much of the media attention has fallen on the big-name rookies like Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and Sammy Watkins.
And while we probably still will be talking about those three talented players plenty in the fall, during my NFL camp tour, I observed a number of other rookies who appear poised to steal at least some of the national spotlight.
Below are 10 first-year players I think will exceed expectations in 2014:
Cynthia Frelund's Week 12 fantasy projections
My projections are based on historical trends, personnel, matchups and probable game scripts. Yes, it could be considered overkill to use 10 full years of past, actual, and comparable data to forecast each week, but why wouldn't you want to at least try to be as accurate as possible? I know I can't find a reason not to.