9. New England Patriots
The Patriots lost Danny Woodhead over the offseason, but that just means more carries for Shane Vereen, who could be more explosive with added touches. Stevan Ridley has the opportunity to establish himself as one of the elite backs in the league if he can have another season like 2012, when he ran for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns on 290 carries. Brandon Bolden, LeGarrette Blount, Leon Washington, George Winn, Ben Bartholomew and James Develin round out the unit. The Patriots ranked seventh in rushing in 2012.