13. Nick Bosa
Bosa almost lived the dream in his rookie season as the San Francisco 49ers fell short in the Super Bowl. However, the young defensive end was magnificent all year for the Niners as they went on an exciting postseason run. He won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors after taking the league by storm. Bosa’s position wasn’t the most glamorous but everybody recognized his significance to the team.
The Ohio State alumnus achieved nine sacks all season, including a key intervention against Aaron Rodgers in the NFC Championship game. His 47 tackles proved his commitment to the cause as he quickly established himself as a crowd favorite in the Golden City. Unfortunately, in Game Two of his sophomore year, Bosa tore his ACL so only time will tell how he rebounds from that blow.