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IRVING, Tex. - A lot of players arrive in the NFL unsure of what to expect.

Touch base with them again after their first professional season, and many will indicate that their rookie seasons were not what they expected at all. That shouldn't come as a surprise — the adjustments needed to make the transition from college star to wet-behind-the-ears rookie are numerous, and extend far beyond the fact that professional players are bigger and stronger and faster. That...

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