Arian Foster (2009 – 2017)
Based on his incredible success since entering the NFL in 2009, it’s almost impossible to imagine why Arian Foster’s name wasn’t called on draft day. Add in the fact that Foster finished his college career as Tennessee’s all-time leading rusher, and this becomes even more shocking. However, according to NFL scouts, Foster received negative reviews from Tennessee staff members who portrayed him as selfish and hard to coach. In addition to the critical comments from his former coaches, Foster made matters worse for himself with an extremely disappointing workout at Tennessee’s Pro Day.
After the draft, Foster received interest from several teams, but decided to sign with the Houston Texans. In his first career start against the New England Patriots, he rushed for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns. Foster was named the full-time starter in his second season, and immediately proved his worth. In the Texans Week 1 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, Foster rushed for a franchise record 231 yards and 3 touchdowns. Foster finished the 2010 season by winning the rushing title with 1,616 rushing yards, along with 604 receiving yards, breaking the record set by Priest Holmes for most yards from scrimmage by an undrafted player.NFL Resume: 4x Pro Bowler, Texans all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.