10. Robert Griffin III (2012)
During the 2011 season, Robert Griffin III transformed from an mostly-unheralded quarterback from an often overlooked school in Texas to a household phenom known nationwide simply as “RG3.”
After becoming the first player in the history of Baylor University football to win the Heisman Trophy, there was a contingent of people who argued that Griffin should be taken with the #1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, ahead of Andrew Luck.
Griffin demonstrated a tremendous arm, the speed of a track star (he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds), and the charisma of seasoned elected official.