Defensive player: Packers LB Clay Matthews: He's like Tamba Hali but people know who he is.
Offensive rookie: Rams QB Sam Bradford: This one is pretty easy. Bradford completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,515 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He's the QB of the future in St. Louis.
Defensive rookie: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh: Lions DC Gunther Cunningham said he's never seen anything like Suh's rookie year and that there's no real comparison. That's how good he's been.
Comeback player: Eagles QB Michael Vick: He didn't play the entire season but when he did, it was often times spectacular. Vick's season turned his career around to the point where some wondered during the season if he was an MVP candidate. We'll see if he can do it again next year.