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NFL's top rising stars

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce posted 67 receptions for 862 yards and five TDs in 2014. AP Photo/Ed Zurga

The dust has now settled on Super Bowl XLIX and another NFL season is in the books. Rather than look back, it's time to start looking ahead and thinking about what could be in store for the 2015 season.

The 2014 season produced a lot of elite performances from the stars we have come to expect, but also some fantastic performances from guys whose profiles may not have yet caught up with their play.

Below are six players who posted fantastic 2014 seasons and who should be considered bona fide star players going forward -- and might even have bigger 2015 campaigns.

Here's a look at the NFL's top six rising stars.


Travis Kelce | TE | Kansas City Chiefs