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Kiper: Two rookies to watch in division

Mel Kiper's Insider piece on likely immediate-impact draft choices identifies the Seattle Seahawks' Earl Thomas as a "shoo-in" and the Arizona Cardinals' Daryl Washington as a "sleeper" candidate.

Kiper thinks Thomas' coverage skills could help him make a more immediate impact than Eric Berry, the first safety drafted -- and Kiper really likes Berry, who also made the list. Kiper thinks Washington could be "a hard guy to keep off the field because he's always around the ball and he has freakish athleticism."

All six first-round choices in the NFC West should start games in 2010, as should offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, drafted by the Rams with the first choice of the second round. The Seahawks have already named first-round pick Russell Okung as their starting left tackle.