Aaron Hernandez, Tight End – New England Patriots
Who could forget Gisele Bundchen’s rant at the cameras after the Pat’s lost last years’ Super Bowl, claiming her hubby Tom Brady’s teammates have to catch the ball? Unfortunately for Aaron Hernandez, he was the receiver who missed the last catch that could have kept the Patriots alive. But amid all the TMZ moments, when opposing defenses must plan games to stop, or at least contain you, then you have arrived as an offensive star in the NFL. Such is the case for the 22-year old Hernandez, an easy 2011 Pro-Bowl selection following a remarkable season that helped the Patriots make their fifth Super Bowl appearance in the last 10 years. At 6’1″ and 245 pounds, Hernandez possesses a scary arsenal of power, speed and agility that gives the Patriots an offensive flexibility few teams can boast. When paired with TE teammate Rob Gronkowski, Hernandez is an absolute nightmare for linebackers to cover one-on-one because his speed and his size creates plenty of mismatches against most safeties and corners. At every level of football, this Puerto-Rican power house has been a winner – 2009 National BCS Championship with the Florida Gators – a trend with no signs of stopping anytime soon.