Top 2013 Rookies At Each Major Offensive Position

While the 2013 draft was defined by the non-glamour positions, there were still some impactful offensive rookies taken by teams around the league.

Whether you are a fantasy football nut looking for value, or simply a fan of young talent, here is a look at the top potential rookies in 2013.

Quarterback – EJ Manuel

The Buffalo Bills surprised a lot of teams when they took EJ Manuel in the first round, but what that means is that he is most likely to get a chance to start sooner rather than later. Kevin Kolb is a veteran who will be battling him in the preseason, but Manuel will most likely get a shot in 2013. This was a weak quarterback draft class, especially when compared to the 2012 rookies. Manuel won’t make a fantasy
impact, and he might only start a few games this season, but he will provide the most production.

Running Back – Montee Ball

With the Von Miller suspension coming down, the Denver Broncos are now a bit shorthanded on defense to start the season. To help protect the defense, expect Ball to even get more touches as the Broncos’ featured running back. Peyton Manning is as good as they get throwing the football, but even he needs protection to offset everything. Ball is a dependable back, so expect him to be the best rookie in 2013.

Wide Receiver – Tavon Austin

No wide receiver is going to get the amount of opportunities that Austin will from the very beginning in St. Louis. The turf makes it a perfect setting for the ultra quick pass catcher out of West Virginia. He might not be just the best rookie wide receiver, but the best offensive rookie period.

Tight End – Tyler Eifert

The Cincinnati Bengals have a loaded offense, so one might think that Eifert could be lost in the shuffle. However, his size and hands makes him a perfect red zone target when the going gets tough. Expect him to have a big season despite maybe not getting as many touches as one would like.


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