It is often the case that we as fans have exalted expectations for the performances of players as rookies. While we are excited to see them get on the field, we may sometimes not only allow for the inevitability that the vast majority of rookies will not be polished and know what they’re doing in all situations. The Lawrence Taylors of the NFL are few and far between.
Depending upon circumstances and the position that you play, your numbers can also look better, even a lot better, than your play-to-play performance really warrants. Take Devin Bush, for example, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ top draft pick last year.