The summer schedule across the NFL is moving right along from voluntary workouts to mandatory OTAs.
Yes, the practices are still padless and non-contact. But with a few exceptions, the rosters are all there. Full teams have assembled to begin the march to Miami and Super Bowl LIV.
The players who benefit most from these workouts are undoubtedly the rookies. After all, first-year contributors have a ton to learn as they make the jump to the pros: new schemes, new teammates and, for some, new positions.
For many rookies, these early practices are struggles and times of adjustment.