Each year, there are running backs who come out of nowhere and take the NFL by storm. Last season, Kansas City Chiefs' Jamaal Charles and Houston Texans' Arian Foster led this group.
Some, like Foster, were not even thought to be a featured back entering the season, and others came off successful seasons but nothing to write home about.
The new crop at the spot, coupled with healthy backs who missed time last season, should lead to some exciting new faces in the top running back conversations.
Here is a look at some running backs who are in great positions to have breakout seasons in 2011-2012.