The Washington Redskins' rookie class took part in their first practices and minicamp last week at Redskins Park, and got a good look at what life is going to be like in the NFL.
It's been just a week, but some have already made strong impressions.
NFL.com College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread compiled a list of the top 100 rookies he feels will make an impact this season with their respective teams, and of those 100 players, two Redskins' rookies made the cut: wide receiver Josh Doctson, who came in at No. 11, and safety Su'a Cravens, who came in at No. 25.
Here's what Goodbread had to say about Doctson and Cravens:
"Trent Williams is going to love Doctson's ability to beat defensive backs for contested catches downfield," Goodbread said.
"Cravens breaks the stereotype that strong safeties lack coverage skills," Goodbread said. "Cravens is the new-age type of hybrid defender NFL clubs are drawn to. The Redskins are sure to lean on Cravens' ability to play in space, and blanket backs and tight ends.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was extremely impressed with what he saw from Doctson and Cravens over the weekend. Gruden says it was a good "learning experience" for Doctson and Cravens, as they were able to jump in and get a feel for the fast-paced nature of it all.
"Just the tempo, the plays, the terminology, all that's new to team," Gruden said. "To get them out there with helmets on and see them running around was exciting. Obviously we have high hopes for them, and they showed a lot of good things [and] a lot of things we can correct.
"That's going to be the process from now until training camp [and] until our first regular season game: It's going to be about coaching them up, and trying to utilize their skill the best we can."