2009. It was a year full of lengthy highlight reels and prolific plays that left every NFL fan wanting more and more.
Unfortunately, here we are in yet another boring and dismal offseason, once again eagerly awaiting the return of our beloved game.
But what made for such exciting football last season? Sure it was the old-time greats that provided much of the excellence, but the bigger story arose from the young guns that we turned a blind eye to when bigger names such as Peyton Manning or Brett Favre were featured.
Therefore, in 2010 expect to see a new breed of talent as the "on the rise" players take on the league once again.
Here's a look at the top 10 players to look out for next season—and just what they bring to the game.