With 2012 in the books and college football coming to an end, let’s take a look ahead at some future rookies who can make an impact in 2013.
QB - Geno Smith, West Virginia: Smith has the size, speed and accuracy to make an impact for the team that drafts him. In his senior season he threw for over 4,000 yards with 42 touchdown passes to only 6 interceptions. He has the ability to pick up yards rushing the ball but he’s no RG3. Four teams started a rookie quarterback in 2012, Smith could be the only rookie to get a starting job in 2013.
RB - Montee Ball, Wisconsin: The NCAA career leader in touchdowns (82) and rushing touchdowns (76). Has size, speed and durability with a nose for the end zone.
WR- Tavon Austin, West Virginia: Electric, dynamite, explosive all words to describe Austin. A play maker that has a chance to take it to the house every time he touches the ball. If his offensive coordinator can find creative ways to get the ball in his hands he could be the next Percy Harvin (including the heath issues).
TE- Zach Ertz, Stanford: At 6’6 252 pounds Zach Ertz has the size and speed to make a real impact (assuming he forgoes his senior season). Playing in a pro-style offense where he averaged 65 yards a game at Stanford should smoothen his transition to the NFL.