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8 NFL Rookies with Potential to Outperform Teammates Drafted at Same Position

Whenever an NFL franchise has a significant need among a specific position group entering the draft, a tendency exists to double- or even triple-dip with their selections.

Not all squads do so, and the board doesn't always align to make such an approach feasible. Still, multiple organizations saw where they had weak spots and attacked them during this year's event.

In specific cases, those who play the same position but are taken later can outperform the more highly regarded prospect. For instance, Kirk Cousins was chosen by Washington long after Robert Griffin III heard his named called with the second overall pick in the 2012 draft.