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Harrison Smith discusses rookie wall, grind

Harrison Smith (Joe Robbins/Getty)

Harrison Smith and Rick Spielman know the rookie wall is real and why it exists. Smith was told no season would be harder than his rookie one.

When rookies enter into the NFL, there is always the discussion of them "hitting the rookie wall." As the story goes, rookies have never played a 20-game NFL schedule and, about the time their high school and college seasons typically would end in early to mid-November, the NFL stretch run is just kicking in. Does the rookie wall exist or is it an understood NFL myth? Safety Harrison Smith... Recommended Stories