Apr 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is introduced on stage to the fans at a NFL Draft Party at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Rookie Minicamps Open Friday


NFL rookies that were drafted or signed as undrafted free agents are one step closer to their dream of making a NFL roster. First, they have to get through the upcoming rookie camps and show their teammates and coaching staff that they really do belong among the elite at the pro level.

Rookie minicamps are getting ready to kick off, with the first nine teams opening camp on Friday.

The first teams to take to the field and give their rookies a taste of pro football are the Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys.

A handful of teams getting camp underway picked in the top portion of the draft and are anxious to get their promising young stars out on the field.

Will the rookies take advantage of their first opportunity to shine or will they look like players who still have a lot to learn? Stay tuned to NFLSpinZone.com for the latest news and storylines from the NFL rookie minicamps.

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