#11. Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr & Latavius Murray
Similar to Bortles, Carr made huge strides from Year One to Year Two. He saw increases in his completion percentage (58.1% to 61.1%), yards per pass attempt (5.46 to 6.96) and touchdown passes (21 to 32), and those gains led to more wins for the Silver and Black. The Raiders improved from three wins in 2014 to seven in 2015, and Carr’s improvements were a big reason why.
Another cause for celebration in Oakland was the breakout campaign from Latavius Murray. The third-year player from UCF finally put it all together in 2015, finishing sixth in the league with 1,066 rushing yards. Carr, Murray, and wideout Amari Cooper comprise a strong core of playmakers for Oakland to build upon for years to come.