BenJarvus Green-Ellis went from being an afterthought to becoming one of the NFL's best running backs.
The undrafted third-year back started on the Patriots practice squad and joined the New England roster after injuries to Sammy Morris, Fred Taylor and Laurence Maroney depleted the depth chart. This year he's emerged as the starter and has rushed for 1,008 yards and an NFL-leading 13 touchdowns for the league's No. 1 offense.
Green-Ellis is likely to be a restricted free agent this offseason, since he wasn't drafted out of Mississippi. The Patriots aren't known for overextending themselves to keep their own players (see: Asante Samuel, Richard Seymour), so Green-Ellis may be considered expendable.
If that's the case, he'll have no shortage of suitors. Here's a look at the teams which may make a bid for the 25-year-old running back during the upcoming football offseason.