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Gholston, others looking to rebound

Several 2008 first-round picks eyeing better results in Year 2

Originally Published: May 29, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Most scouts in the league still believe that a player makes the most relative progress in his NFL career between his first and second seasons.

Both empirically and anecdotally, that assessment seems valid, particularly regarding first-round draft choices.

That's good news for 2008 first-round picks such as linebackers Vernon Gholston (New York Jets) and Keith Rivers (Cincinnati); running backs Darren McFadden (Oakland), Felix Jones (Dallas) and Rashard Mendenhall (Pittsburgh); ...

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