Which NFL Veterans Are About to Lose Their Starting Jobs to Rookies?

Erik FrenzSenior Writer IMay 1, 2012

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While the 2012 NFL Draft helped teams add youth to their rosters, it also helped them address situations where veterans may be underperforming or nearing the end of their careers.

And with the wild success the 2011 rookie class saw, it wouldn't be a surprise to see a few NFL veterans lose their starting jobs to rookies this season.

Make no mistake; many of these rookies will be brought along slowly in their systems as they get acclimated to the NFL—after all, it's a huge jump from college to pro, regardless of position or competition.

Some veterans—not all, but some—have been asking for it with subpar performance, while others are simply not as cut out for their roles as the players brought in through the draft.

But let's not forget, the veterans have a leg up in that they've already seen this level of competition, so it wouldn't be a shock to see many of the above-mentioned veterans keep their jobs. They should, however, be looking over their shoulder.

Watch the video above to get an idea of whose starting jobs might be in jeopardy if the chips fall a certain way.

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