3. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Once he made his way into the lineup full-time, beginning in Week 4 at Arizona, Gurley was a phenomenon. In his first four starts, he rushed for an average of 141.5 yards. He hit the century mark just once the remainder of the season as the Rams’ quarterback play stalled out, but Gurley captured Offensive Rookie of the Year nonetheless. And anyone who saw him play would agree that his 1,100-yard debut season is just the tip of the iceberg for a back whose blend of power and speed is reminiscent of backs like Peterson and Marshawn Lynch. Should Jared Goff finally unlock the full potential of the Rams’ offense, Gurley has all the talent required to challenge that 2K rushing mark. He has to be considered among the favorites to win the 2016 rushing title.