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T: Gabe Carimi
Carimi had the majority of his rookie season cut short by injury, appearing in (and starting) just two games.
I don't know that Carimi is the best player on this list, but for a Chicago Bears team that is set everywhere but on the offensive line, he may be the most important. Carimi has a chance to earn the left tackle spot and if he excels and protects Jay Cutler's blind side, the Bears might be my pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
LG: John Moffitt
Moffitt wasted little time going from unknown third-round rookie to starter in the NFL. Moffitt earned the gig by the middle of the season, around the same time the Marshawn Lynch went beast mode on the rest of the league.
C: Mike Pouncey
Apparently patience is not a virtue in the Pouncey family. Mike followed his twin brother Maurkice's footsteps by starting all 16 games of his rookie season after being selected in the first round.
Pouncey helped pave the way for Reggie Bush's best season in the NFL, as Miami progressed as the league's 11th-best rushing offense.
RG: Danny Watkins
Watkins was not a popular first-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles, but he soon rewarded Andy Reid's selection. Watkins started 12 games and paved the way for NFL rushing king LeSean McCoy.
T: Anthony Castonzo
Castonzo started from Day One for the Indianapolis Colts and only injuries kept him on the sideline from there, as he missed four games from his rookie campaign.
Of course, the Colts drafted him with the idea that he would help keep Peyton Manning upright for his remaining years with the Colts. Now, the plan has changed and Castonzo will try to make franchise quarterback Andrew Luck's transition to the NFL a painless one.