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Ranking the top 20 NFL rookies heading into training camp

Sportsnaut Logo Sportsnaut | Slide 1 of 21: New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley catches a pass during NFL football rookie minicamp Friday, May 11, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

By Matt Johnson, Sportsnaut

For football fans, the most recognizable sign of the game’s impending return is when training camp rolls around. While it’s the time of year veterans don’t look forward to, youngsters are more than pumped up to get their careers started.

Training camp provides unproven NFL players, especially rookies, the chance to prove themselves in front of all their teammates. In a competitive atmosphere, it’s the time when rookies make their first impression and either establish themselves or leave more questions about their ability than confidence in it.

Before training camp kicks off, we take a look at the rookie landscape in advance of the frenzy that is about to come. Ranking the top-20 rookies before the pads come on and Twitter is peppered with videos of highlights and gaffes by first-year players.

© Frank Franklin II/AP Photo

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