“Sleeper” Football Rookies for 2006

Auto Date Thursday, September 14th, 2006

16.jpgEveryone knows about the star football rookies this year: Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Matt Leinart, DeAngelo Williams and others, but there are some other rookies that have already had a positive impact on their team and may soon see an increased demand for their rookie cards.

Jerious Norwood – Drafted in the 3rd round by the Atlanta Falcons, he already is the backup to Warrick Dunn and will see extensive action this year.  In the preseason he led the Falcons and rushed for 215 yards on 30 carries.

Bruce Gradkowski – A 6th round pick of the Tampa Buccaneers, Gradkowski had an impressive preseason.  He completed 74% of his passes for 511 yards.  If Chris Simms continues to struggle like he did in the first game, Gradkowski may see action earlier than expected.

Marques Colston – With the trade of Donte Stallworth to the Eagles, this seventh round pick out of Holstra became a starter opposite Joe Horn for the New Orleans Saints.

Wali Lundy – Lundy was selected by the Houston Texans in the 6th round of the draft.  The injury to Domanick Davis thrust him into the spotlight and he was named the starter before game 1.

 

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