10. Doug Martin
Nicknamed ‘Muscle Hamster’ at Boise State because of his strength and short stature, Martin was excellent throughout his college career. This convinced the Tampa Bay Buccanneers to pursue him early in the draft. He repaid their faith by producing the best numbers of his professional career hos rookie season.
Martin had 319 rushes for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns to cap a stunning year. Furthermore, he was versatile because he was also a threat as a receiver, with 49 receptions for 472 yards. These numbers meant that he was on the short list for the 2012 Rookie of the Year, but fell short with Robert Griffin III winning.