Best Rookie Seasons in NFL History

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1Lawrence Taylor - 1981
2Barry Sanders - 1989Barry Sanders is a former American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
3Eric Dickerson - 1983
4Dick Lane - 1952Richard "Dick" Lane nicknamed "Night Train", was an American football player, best known as a cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions.
5Ronnie Lott - 1981
6Edgerrin James - 1999Edgerrin Tyree James is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League for eleven seasons.
7Bob Hayes - 1965

Bullet Bob Hayes lives forever as he no doubt changed the game of football with his speed. My favorite player of all time.

8Dan Marino - 1983Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. is a former American football player who was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.

By far the most explosive quarterback to play the game... Carried his team for 17 years.

9Randy Moss - 1998Randy Gene Moss is a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League.
10Gale Sayers - 1965 Gale Eugene Sayers, also known as "The Kansas Comet", is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for seven seasons during the 1960s and early 1970s.

The Contenders

11Franco Harris - 1972Franco Harris is a former American football player. He played his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks. In the 1972 NFL Draft he was picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round, the 13th selection overall.
12Earl Campbell - 1978
13Tony Dorsett - 1977
14Cam Newton - 2011Cameron Jerrell Newton is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
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