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Those factors complicate efforts to predict which 2011 draft choices will start as rookies. The head coaches for NFC West teams would surely cringe at making projections this far out. The San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh repeatedly used the word "anointed" during his draft-related media appearances -- as in, none of these rookies will be anointed starters.
|Patrick Peterson, the No. 5 overall pick in this year's class, is expected to beat out Greg Toler for a starting job.|