While a first impression isn't the end-all, be-all of how an NFL player is perceived, it certainly doesn't hurt a rookie to have his first regular-season experience be a good one.
Tracking the rooks is the theme of this week's version of the power rankings. While the entire 16-game schedule will be the determinant of their first-year fate, having the first step to be a positive one definitely helps. And for these 32 players, Week 1 was exactly that.
Our NFL Nation reporters focused on the best first-year performances for their teams while helping put together this week's power rankings.