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33. Antonio Cromartie, CB, New York Jets (Unranked)
When Revis Island was shut down for the year, many wondered how Cromartie would react. The Jetsí defense demanded more out of him and Cromartie responded by going toe-to-toe with the top receivers in the game and making life incredibly hard for them. Given what was asked of him itís incredible he walked away giving up just 511 yards into his coverage all year.
Best Performance: Week 1 versus Buffalo, +2.5
Key Stat: Missed just four tackles all year.
31. Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins (Unranked)
Turning the Redskins from a punch line to a relevant contender, RG3 was the dose of energy and talent that this team desperately needed. His play on the field was nothing short of his exceptional, with the Redskins putting him in an offense that made full use of his skill set from Day 1. The end result was a player who was extremely accurate and extremely productive, and well worth such a prominent ranking.
23. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Unranked)
The rookie third-rounder looked a little out of his depth early on in the season but from Week 5 onward he was something else. With just five interceptions the remainder of the season (including one hail mary in the postseason) Wilson was efficient at times and dynamic at others as defenses struggled to get to grips with him. His 2012 season proved all the doubters wrong.
Best Performance: Week 16 vs San Francisco, +7.7
Key Stat: Had the fourth-highest Accuracy Percentage of all quarterbacks.
21. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (13th)
Brady would finish the regular season as our third-ranked quarterback, but his inability to up (or maintain) his game in the postseason ensured he couldnít finish any higher. For the first 16 games of the season he was in fine form, dissecting defenses as he threw for 4,827 yards and 34 touchdowns with just eight interceptions.
Best Performance: Week 3 at Baltimore, +7.4
Key Stat: Led the league with 288 completions when getting rid of the ball within 2.5 seconds of the snap.