In 2015, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley made a massive impact when he was on the field. Gurley rushed for 1106 yards and 10 touchdowns on 229 carries (4.37 yards/carry average) in 13 regular season games.
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has the potential to make a Gurley-like impact this season. The fourth overall draft pick will be playing behind one of the league’s best offensive lines, and with the Cowboys looking to take some pressure off quarterback Tony Romo, Elliott should get a lot of touches.
RB’s Kennett Dixon (Baltimore Ravens), Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans), Devontae Booker (Denver Broncos), and Kenyan Drake (Miami Dolphins) could be key contributors.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson, Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman, and Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell should get a good amount of targets. New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard could make a solid impact as slot receiver.
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff will need time to adjust to the speed of the NFL. It’s unclear when Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz and Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch will start.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo is very accurate and could have a big rookie season.