Despite only three wins in 2014, there are reasons for optimism in Oakland, notably Derek Carr at the quarterback position. But he needs help and James Jones and Andre Holmes aren't quite enough at wide receiver. Alabama's Amari Cooper could be the answer.
You know J.J. Watt, Richard Sherman and Ndamukong Suh, but what about Everson Griffen and DeAndre Levy? They're among five relatively unknown defensive players having an impressive season. Here's a closer look at each.