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How NFL teams should unleash top rookies

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Now that the draft is over, coaches around the NFL are searching for ways to utilize their rookies. With Deshaun Watson in Houston, coach Bill O'Brien has a versatile weapon at quarterback who will need to be put in advantageous situations to produce numbers as a rookie.

I went to the pro tape to find proven schemes that would help the following 10 rookies excel this season in the NFL: Watson (Houston), S/LB Jabrill Peppers (Cleveland), TE O.J. Howard (Tampa Bay), RB Christian McCaffrey (Carolina), S Jamal Adams (New York Jets), WR Corey Davis (Tennessee), RB Dalvin Cook (Minnesota), TE Evan Engram (New York Giants), CB Kevin King (Green Bay) and WR Mike Williams (L.A. Chargers). Let's take a look.


Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans