Top 5 Most Impactful Rookies of 2013

1. WR Tavon Austin – St. Louis Rams

I expect Austin to light a fire under the Rams offense. He’s the biggest playmaker out of the 2013 draft class. He’s so dangerous, and his route-running abilities are top notch. Austin brings a whole new dynamic to the Rams. He should easily become Sam Bradford’s favorite target.

2. WR DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans

Hopkins is one of the most underrated players out of the 2013 draft class. Hopkins is going to be an upgrade to an already great offense. Playing opposite of Andre Johnson will benefit Hopkins very much. Hopkins will get to lineup against each team’s No.2 cornerback. He has all the tools to be a great receiver in the NFL, and he’s in best position possible to make a big impact.

3. OG Chance Warmack – Tennessee Titans

The Titans’ guards were absolutely awful in 2012. Warmack is going to be an instant upgrade. Warmack’s impact will be shown very much in the running game. He does a great job of creating running lanes. Warmack is so powerful, he drives defenders right off the ball in an instant. He’ll do a good job in pass protection as well.

4. DE Ezekiel Ansah – Detroit Lions

The Lions were in desperate need of an upgrade at defensive end. Ansah will make a huge impact as a pass rusher. He doesn’t have much football experience, but he’s very athletic. His upside is as big as anyone out of the entire 2013 draft class. Ansah will undoubtedly be a big contributor to the Lions in his rookie year.

5. TE Tyler Eifert – Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals landed a huge helping hand when they chose Eifert in the first round. Andy Dalton very well may have another big-time weapon on his hands by the name of Tyler Eifert. He’s going to be a huge weapon in the redzone. He’s got nice speed, and does a great job of making plays over the middle of the field. Eifert is going to make the Bengals offense even more fun to watch.