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Robert Griffin III Figures To Be Immediate Impact NFL Rookie

Former Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III will be one of the most heavily-scrutinized NFL rookies in years when he begins the 2012 football season as the new starting QB for the Washington Redskins. has put together a list of the rookies in 2012 who figure to have an immediate impact on the game in each position. Not surprisingly, RG3 is right at the top of the list for quarterbacks.

Here is SI's take:

"While Andrew Luck joins the Colts, who went 2-14 without Peyton Manning, Griffin joins a team that was able to beat Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning twice last season. The Redskins finished 5-11, including that sweep of the New York Giants, and five of their losses were by seven points or fewer. The Redskins already had two established receiving tight ends (Chris Cooley) and (Fred Davis), and before drafting Griffin No. 2 overall, they added two speedy wide receivers (Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan) to their arsenal. Mike Shanahan knows how to get the best of mobile passers."

To see the full list of immediate impact rookies to watch for, click here to read the full article.

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