The 2012 NFL season was home to some of the best individual performances from first-year rookies that we've seen in the past few seasons.
The first and second picks of the NFL Draft—Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III—both took their teams to the NFL playoffs in their first year under center whilst another quarterback, Russell Wilson, also managed to pick up a wild-card berth.
Yet as good as these performances were throughout the season, several other rookies starred in their debut seasons in the NFL but didn't receive the same attention.
Their performances might not have been as game-changing as the Luck's and Griffin's of the NFL, but they were still crucially important to their team in 2012.
Here's a handful of rookies who flew under the radar last season but have the potential to break out as stars of the National Football League in 2013.