NFL WR: Minnesota Vikings
Career Highlights: Undrafted out of Minnesota State University, wide receiver Adam Thielen worked his way up from the Minnesota Vikings practice squad in 2013 to leading the team the past two seasons in receptions. Thielen was instrumental in helping the Vikings to a 13-3 record and the NFC Championship Game last season. With his career-high 1,276 receiving yards and 91 receptions, he became the first Viking to surpass the 1,000-yard mark since 2009. For his efforts, Thielen was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro Second Team. A relative unknown after his first two seasons, Thielen became the unsung hero of the Vikings in 2016 leading the team with 967 receiving yards, while also adding 69 catches and five touchdowns. Two of those touchdowns were in an impressive 202-yard performance against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Thielen’s 10 yards per target and 75 percent catch rate finished in the top-five among NFL wide receivers. Thielen is also recognized as a special teams ace, as he was honored as the Vikings Special Teams Player of the Year in 2015. The year prior, he posted 12 tackles and was named to the All-Pro Special Teams Kick Return Unit.