One of the hardest transitions to make from the college level then into the NFL is easily at wide receiver. In college, receiver go from barely any physical contact from defensive backs to getting thrown around and abused by the professional corners in the NFL. A rookie receiver almost needs to learn his position all over again in regards to running precise routes, making moves mid-route, when to turn on the speed, how to use their hands, and the ability to break open out of tight coverage. It is really a very hard process to learn especially since in college most defenders play back from the receiver because they do not want to be "that guy" who gave up a big-time play. The single easiest way for the rookie receiver to get comfortable at the pro level is to lean on and learn from a veter ...
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