NFL rookie minicamp will kick off Monday, and the league is considering some big changes for the first time in a decade.
The rules, which will be released later this week, will have to do with rookies.
The league will allow rookies to earn first-team reps.
But the rookies won’t get to participate in drills.
Instead, they’ll get first-round grades.
And the first-time rookie is expected to be able to show off his skills.
The draft, meanwhile, will feature rookies.
The first-year rookies will be allowed to participate.
But they won’t be allowed in team drills or on the field.
The new rules come at a time when some NFL owners are concerned about the growth of rookies.
In the latest edition of “Inside Training Camp,” ESPN’s Field Yates and Bleacher Report’s Rob Rang, along with Pro Football Focus’ Brian Costello and Pro Football Prospectus’ Tom Pelissero, discuss why the league’s new rookie minigames and draft will be crucial to their decisions.
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