Every year in the NFL, there are rookies who take the league by storm. Some do it with astronomical numbers, while others simply make their new teams better from Day 1.
So which players have been the most impressive in their first NFL go-rounds? Here is a look at the best NFL rookie seasons in the modern era.
It will be difficult to ever top what Dickerson did in his rookie season for the Rams, both in volume and production. He had 390 carries for 1,808 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground, adding 51 receptions for 404 yards and two more scores.
Arguably football's greatest pass rusher ever, White had an unbelievable rookie season for the Eagles after two years in the USFL. Over 13 games, White had 100 tackles and 13 sacks at defensive end.
There were certainly hiccups, but Newton established himself as an offensive force in his rookie season with Carolina. He threw for 4,051 yards and 21 touchdowns, adding 706 rushing yards and 14 scores on the ground.
James couldn't have jumped into a better situation, replacing Marshall Faulk in Indianapolis. The fourth overall pick in 1999, James had more than 2,100 yards from scrimmage. He rushed for 1,553 yards and 13 touchdowns, adding 62 receptions for 586 yards and four scores.
Barkley had one of the best seasons ever by a rookie running back, leading the NFL with 2,028 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns. He averaged 5.0 yards per carry and had 91 receptions in a remarkable year en route to winning Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Griffin's career got off to a great start, but he hasn't been the same since suffering a knee injury in the playoffs of his rookie year. Still his best season, Griffin was 258-of-393 for 3,200 yards and 20/5 TD/INT. He also had 815 rushing yards and seven scores.
Elliott failed to match Eric Dickerson's rookie rushing record, but he was still terrific behind the Dallas offensive line. He rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns, adding 363 receiving yards and one score.
Moss made quite a tandem in Minnesota alongside Cris Carter. He immediately established himself as a huge deep threat with 69 receptions for 1,313 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Just one year after Reggie White's incredible rookie season, O'Neal's rookie production wasn't far off. The eighth overall pick in the NFL Draft for the Chargers won Defensive Rookie of the Year with 82 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 13 games.
A second-round pick, Portis was a perfect fit in Mike Shanahan's offense. He had 273 carries for 1,508 yards and 15 scores, adding 364 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Beckham burst onto the scene with a remarkable rookie season filled with amazing catches. He led the NFL with 108.8 receiving yards per game, finishing with 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 scores in only 12 games played.
Sims was quite the workhorse early in his career with the Lions. He rushed 313 times for 1,303 yards and 13 scores, also showing he was a capable receiver with 51 receptions for 621 yards and three touchdowns.
Leonard fell to the second round of the 2018 draft in large part because he came from South Carolina State, but it didn't take long to prove himself. The linebacker led the NFL with 163 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss, and he added two picks and two forced fumbles on a revamped Colts defense.
Kamara edged Kareem Hunt for Offensive Rookie of the Year, leading the league with 6.1 yards per carry and finishing with 1,554 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns. He led a dynamic offense, along with fellow Saints running back Mark Ingram.
Hunt led the NFL in rushing during his rookie season, with 1,327 yards, and he had eight touchdowns. He averaged a great 4.9 yards per carry and added 53 receptions for 455 yards and three receiving scores.
Kearse showed otherworldly athleticism and easily won Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1999 for the Titans. He had 48 tackles, 14.5 sacks and a staggering eight forced fumbles in Tennessee's road to a Super Bowl berth. Kearse was never able to match those numbers for the rest of his career.
Prescott was a revelation for the Cowboys in 2016 after Tony Romo's preseason injury. He efficiently led the Dallas offense with 3,667 passing yards and 23/4 TD/INT, adding six rushing touchdowns.
The Seahawks expected Matt Flynn to start in 2012, but Wilson saved them. After falling to the third round, Wilson rewarded the Seahawks with 3,118 yards passing and 26/10 TD/INT. He also had 489 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
The first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Luck had a strong rookie campaign, replacing Peyton Manning in Indianapolis. He had 4,374 yards passing and 23 touchdowns, adding five rushing scores.
The speedy Taylor added instant offense for the Jags after being selected ninth overall. He had 264 carries for 1,223 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had 421 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Martin had a terrific rookie season, still easily his best year. The 31st overall pick had 319 rushes for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was also a threat as a receiver, with 49 receptions for 472 yards.
Martin wasn't expected to be a star as a third-round pick, but he had a Hall of Fame career. The running back won Offensive Rookie of the Year with the Patriots after rushing 368 times for 1,487 yards and 14 touchdowns.
The third overall pick by the Seahawks, Warner established himself with a Pro Bowl rookie season. He had 335 rushes for 1,449 yards and 13 touchdowns. He added 42 receptions for 325 yards and one score.
The fifth overall pick in 1985, Bickett's incredible rookie season was overshadowed by Reggie White. Bickett had 141 tackles and six sacks at linebacker for the Colts.
Anderson's rookie contributions are often attributed to Mike Shanahan's system in Denver, but the sixth-round pick's first season was still impressive. He had 297 carries for 1,487 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging 5.0 yards per carry.
Sanders won Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1989, and that was just a sign of things to come. He had 280 carries for 1,470 yards and 14 touchdowns after going third overall in the draft.
Willis was an instant centerpiece of the San Francisco defense, winning Defensive Rookie of the Year and garnering First-Team All-Pro honors. The middle linebacker had 135 tackles and four sacks.
Boldin had a long and productive career, which started in Arizona. The former second-round pick had 101 receptions for 1,377 yards and eight touchdowns in his first season, winning Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Engram put together one of the best seasons ever by a rookie tight end. One of the few bright spots in a terrible season for the Giants, the first-round pick finished with 64 receptions for 722 yards and six touchdowns.
The ninth overall pick by the Bears in 2000, Urlacher was an instant success in the NFL. He had 101 tackles and eight sacks in his rookie season, winning Defensive Rookie of the Year.