NFL's 10 Biggest Surprises from 2012 and Predicting Their Encores

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NFL's 10 Biggest Surprises from 2012 and Predicting Their Encores
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Colin Kaepernick led his team to the Super Bowl after being a backup to start the year.

Alfred Morris, Russell Wilson and Doug Martin were some of the biggest names in the NFL this year.  What made their respective seasons even more impressive were the low expectations that were set for each of them at the beginning of the year.

From rookies taken late in the draft to players just struggling for a starting role, the league provided some pretty incredible stories this year.  With so many pleasant surprises, it’s quite difficult to pick the 10 most exciting ones.

Here are the 10 players that made the cut, and a quick prediction of how they will do next season.

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