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Personal Parity: Surprise Difference-Makers in NFL 2012

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Christian Ponder, QB, Vikings

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Drafted one spot after Watt, Ponder was considered a reach -- and was a far less-heralded signal-caller than Cam Newton, Jake Locker and Blaine Gabbert. But Ponder is having a better sophomore season than those three, posting the league's ninth-best QB rating (92.4) and leading Minnesota to a 4-2 start.