Pro Bowl 2013: Rookies Sure to Steal the Show in Hawaii

Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIIJanuary 26, 2013

Andrew Luck will put on a big Pro Bowl performance.
Andrew Luck will put on a big Pro Bowl performance.Patrick Smith/Getty Images

There are a number of rookies in the Pro Bowl 2013, but only a few will steal the show in Hawaii.

Who will have the biggest performances in Honolulu?

Read on to find out. 


Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis

Andrew Luck exceeded all of the high expectations with an incredible rookie season.

He threw for 23 touchdowns and led the Colts to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth.

Luck showed poise beyond his years. He was a stabilizing force on a team that had to deal with an illness to their head coach and engineered a turnaround from last season's record of 2-14.

The defenses in the Pro Bowl don't usually go out of their way to stop receivers and don't give much in the way of a pass rush. 

That means that Luck will have plenty of time to sit back and throw, find a lot of receivers and make a lot of heads turn in Honolulu. 


Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay

Doug Martin was fantastic for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The rookie rushed for 1,454 yards on 319 carries. He scored 11 touchdowns.

He also had 472 receiving yards.

Martin really burst onto the scene against the Oakland Raiders. On 25 carries, Martin rushed for 251 yards, an incredible 10 yards per carry. He scored a remarkable four touchdowns.

Martin is the real deal and was one of the best running backs in football this season.

He'll continue that strong play in the Pro Bowl, where defenders don't really tackle. Look for a big game from Martin.


Matt Kalil, OT, Minnesota

Matt Kalil was a late addition to the Pro Bowl, but he can still make a big impact.

The rookie was a cornerstone of the offensive line for the Vikings and helped pave the way for Adrian Peterson to reach 2,097 yards, the second most in history.

Kalil will not have too much time to practice, but he has the skills to continue his top play against the defensive ends in Honolulu. 

The 6'6", 308-pound tackle exceeded expectations and will have a big Pro Bowl game. He'll be a fixture in Honolulu for years to come.