2013

WR DeAndre Hopkins

Clemson/Texans

Showed flashes as a rookie with 52 catches for 802 yards and two touchdowns.

2012

G Kevin Zeitler

Wisconsin/Bengals

Started all 16 games as a rookie and has 27 starts in his first two seasons.

2011

CB Jimmy Smith

Colorado/Ravens

Broke into the lineup in 2013 and had two interceptions and three forced fumbles.

2010

DB Devin McCourty

Rutgers/Patriots

Had seven interceptions as a rookie and has 15 in 61 starts at cornerback and safety.

2009

RB Donald Brown

Connecticut/Colts

Started just 20 games but has 2,377 rushing yards with a 4.3-yard average.

2008

DB Antoine Cason

Arizona/Chargers

Now with the Panthers, he had 14 interceptions with the Chargers and Cardinals.

2007

WR Robert Meachem

Tennessee/Saints

Has 171 receptions and averages 16.4 yards per catch in his seven-year career.

2006

RB DeAngelo Williams

Memphis/Panthers

Has 6,627 rushing yards and is averaging 4.8 yards per attempt with 46 TDs.

2005

WR Roddy White

UAB/Falcons

A four-time Pro Bowl pick, he has 685 catches for 9,436 yards and 55 TDs.

2004

DE/LB Jason Babin

Western Michigan/Texans

Two-time Pro Bowler has 62.5 sacks while playing for six different teams.