1. Todd Gurley
Was there really any doubt about our number one choice?
Despite a great career as a Georgia Bulldog, coming off of knee surgery, there were questions about how good Todd Gurley was going to be? Would he be as explosive as he was prior to injury? Will he look like the same player?
Oh, did he ever.
In only 13 games and 12 starts, Gurley ran the ball 229 times for 1,106 yards, a 4.8 yards per carry average. He added ten touchdowns and earned a Pro Bowl selection, a solid accomplishment for a rookie. The Offensive Rookie of the Year proved himself to be every bit as explosive as he had been while spending time in Georgia.
He went over 100 yards five different times, including four straight after earning his place in the starting lineup. Now, the Bucs kept him in check last year in the “Color Rush” game, allowing him only 48 yards on 21 carries. Remember though, that with Goff behind center, Gurley will be a guy leaned on a lot, and he showed last year that he was more than capable of carrying a team.
Watch out for Gurley now and for the forseeable future.