NFL: Five rookie WRs in best position to succeed

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May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Mike Evans (Texas A&M) poses with his jersey after being selected as the number seven overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The transition from college to the NFL is rough for any first-year player. It’s especially difficult for wide receivers, a position of constant turnover in the big leagues.

Wideouts from all different backgrounds and college systems enter the NFL. Some, if they’re lucky, make the the final roster. Others cling on to the practice squad as a means of sustaining longevity.

Then there are the very select few who are fortunate enough to wind up with the trifecta — a compatible offensive scheme, immediate opportunity, and a top-tier quarterback throwing them the ball.

You could call it luck. You may say it’s smart drafting on the team’s part. Whatever the case, there are five rookie receivers who have been put in an excellent position to succeed — both in the short and long-term.

Read on to find out who those fantastic five are.

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