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Instant Impact Lacking From Rookie Class

Richard Rodgers (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY)

Plenty can change with the preseason about to kick off, but none of the nine draft picks are on pace to start and only a few might earn a regular role.

Every year, the draft picks are welcomed by red carpet, a tickertape parade and over-the-top expectations for instant success. Then reality sets in. Not every rookie hits the ground running like Eddie Lacy or Clay Matthews. Aaron Rodgers looked like your typical, run-of-the-mill, overmatched quarterback with a decent arm. Jordy Nelson caught 33 passes and Randall Cobb grabbed 25. Josh Sitton...

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