Edgerrin James – Indianapolis Colts
Stats: 369 carries, 1,553 yards, 4.2 yards per carry, 13 rushing touchdowns, 62 receptions, 586 receiving yards, four receiving touchdowns
The first running back taken in the 1999 NFL Draft, James proved to be an offensive workhorse for the Colts. He recorded 431 touches while on his way to being named Offensive Rookie of the Year. All he did was record 2,139 yards from scrimmage, good for second most among rookie all-time (trailing only Eric Dickerson’s marker of 2,212 in 1983).