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dcarey20
07-25-2007, 12:51 AM
I went through every team and chose who I felt will be the breakout player for them. I did not include rookies, as I feel it's hard for a rookie to "breakout". Obviously all 32 selections won't turn into great players, but every team has a guy who comes out and plays above expectations. These selections don't necessarily mean that these players will become stars. They could go from being a backup to a decent starter. Or they could go from being a starter to being a star. But these are just players who I think will significantly improve their games.

Oakland Raiders - Ronald Curry, Wide Receiver

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The Raiders are a bit tough to choose for, as the best quarterback on their roster is a rookie, they have a veteran starting tailback coming off a rough season, and on defense, most of their players saw a breakout season in 2006. In the end, I went with Curry. He saw action in all 16 games last year, starting alongside Randy Moss. Curry put up 62 grabs, which is rather impressive considering he played on the most dismal offense in the NFL. Curry will start yet again alongside Jerry Porter, and I think he could be the team's leading receiver. I think you'll see Curry possibly have a 70 catch year with 4-6 trips to the endzone.

Detroit Lions - Stanley Wilson, Cornerback

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Wilson was drafted in the third round out of Stanford in the 2005 draft. During his rookie year he saw action in 9 games, but he really started to get significant playing time last season. He was a key reserve for the Lions on defense. I feel the Lions had to have a lot of confidence in him with the trade of Dre Bly. Wilson could be the opening day starter for the Lions and I think he could be a really solid player for them.

Cleveland Browns - D'Qwell Jackson, Inside Linebacker

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Jackson began his rookie year as a starter for the Browns, and while he wasn't outstanding, he was around the ball alot and showed promise. I think he did a fine job, considering that he was playing in a 3-4 at 225-230 pounds, and he was playing with a very lackluster defensive line. I think he'll win the starting job across from Andra Davis, and I expect him to really show why he was drafted in the top 35 in 2006.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Maurice Stovall, Wide Receiver

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Joey Galloway had a productive 2006, but he took a step back from 2005 and he is getting up there in age. Michael Clayton is one of the true enigmas of the league over the past 3 years. He had a sensational rookie year, with 80 catches, nearly 1200 yards, and 7 touchdowns. Since then, he's almost fallen off the face of the earth. He has only 63 catches in the past 2 years, and a once bright future looks quite dim. Stovall was drafted on the first day and really didn't get a chance to show what he could do in his rookie season. But I like what he brings to the table with his size and playmaking ability. Michael Clayton has to be on a short leash, and if Stovall steps up and Clayton continues to underachieve, I think Maurice could see alot of playing time. I expecet him to have a productive sophomore campaign.

Arizona Cardinals - Antrel Rolle, Cornerback

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Rolle was the 8th overall pick in the 2005 draft, and while he hasn't been bad, thus far he hasn't fully lived up to expectations. I think 2007 could be the year where we see why he was drafted so high and why so much is expected of him. Rolle has always had a great blend of size and athleticism, and I think he will turn into a legit #1 corner for the Cards, and they need in a division that is filled with some rock solid offensive clubs.

Washington Redskins - Sean Taylor, Safety

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Sean Taylor gets alot of mixed feelings from fans. Some fans feel he's a top tier safety, and some feel that he is very overrated and has a lot of holes in his game. I'm somewhat in the middle. I feel that he is on the cusp of the top 5, maybe just at #5. He's a devastating hitter, and while some may feel that the hype he gets for that is one of the reasons he is overrated, I think he really makes his presence felt to oppossing receivers and there's alot to be said about that. He has struggled in coverage, and that's part of the reason why he's dropped weight this season. I've heard that Taylor is down to 212 pounds, and if that's the case, I think you can expect him to be a bit more nimble and his pass coverage should improve. We'll have to see if the weight drop impacts his run coverage, but I feel he will be just as effective. The presence of LaRon Landry will also do alot for him. All in all, I think it's a big year for Taylor and you'll see him in almost everyone's top 5 safety lists by the end of the year.

Minnesota Vikings - Bobby Wade, Wide Receiver

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Wade was brought in to Minnesota for a nice chunk of change, and he should be Tarvaris Jackson's #1 target. He was an effective player for Tennessee last year, and I think he can be effective as the top target. While I'm not expecting any guady receiving numbers, I expect Wade to provide a nice veteran presence for young guys like Williamson, Rice, and Allison. 60-70 grabs and 5 touchdowns may not be too far-fetched for him.

Atlanta Falcons - Jerious Norwood, Running Back

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Norwood had a great rookie campaign for the Falcons, putting up over 6 yards a carry as a backup to Warrick Dunn. In 2007, I think you'll see Norwood take over the starting job early, probably as the opening day starter. Norwood's a shifty player with alot of big play ability, and he shows some surprising power at times. I think he has a huge future and will put up some big numbers.

Miami Dolphins - Ronnie Brown, Running Back

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Brown is a guy who I feel has actually become a bit underrated. I personally feel that he's a top 10 back in the league. He brings alot to the table with his size and athleticism. He runs outside and inside equally well and can catch the ball. His production hasn't been eye-popping, but part of that could be contributed to the fact that Brown has never really been given all of the workload for the phins and that he was injured for a few games last year. Last year he put up some nice stats, with over 1000 yards, and he did it in a shortened season. Not to mention that he's been behind an average line at best. I think the line improves this year, and Ronnie has a big season.

Houston Texans - Kevin Walter, Wide Receiver

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Houston has one of the best receivers in the game with Andre Johnson. Unfortunately, Johnson has been the only consistent receiver for them. I think this could change in 2007 with Kevin Walter. Gary Kubiak has said that Walter reminds him of a young Ed McCaffrey. I think Walter could be that solid possession receiver that can complement the great #1.

San Francisco 49ers - Aubrayo Franklin, Nose Tackle

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Franklin played with Mike Nolan when he was with Baltimore, so he is familiar with the system and he knows what Nolan wants from him. Franklin was a key reserve for the Ravens and he has massive potential. He is very quick, which is surprising for a guy with a 320 pound frame. I think he's up to the challenge of being a starter and I think he'll be a good addition to the middle of that 3-4 line.

Buffalo Bills - Duke Preston, Right Guard

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The Bills have had one of the more inconsistent lines in the game for the past year or two. But I expect a big upgrade in 2007, as they added Derrick Dockery through free agency and have one of the up and coming linemen in the NFL with Jason Peters. Duke Preston has a great frame, at 6'5", 326 pounds. He started 8 games last year, and from what I saw, he showed some promise, but was inconsistent. But I think he's got a bunch of potential and I think he'll raise his level of play in 2007. If Preston plays as well as I'm anticipating, the Bills should have a much improved line and running game.

St. Louis Rams - Richie Incognito, Guard

Incognito is one of the more underrated players on the Ram squad. He's a mauler and played very well last year. I expect more of the same this year, but Incognito should get a bit more recognition.

New York Jets - D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Left Tackle

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Ferguson had an okay rookie year, but I don't think he was nearly as good as Jets fans may have expected. He was overshadowed by fellow rookie tackle Marcus McNeil, drafted a round and a half later. I do think he will improve on his rookie year and look like the stud that everyone thought he would be.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Rian Wallace, Inside Linebacker

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Anthony Smith is the popular pick for the Steelers, and he's not a bad one. But I'm going to go with a name that may not be familiar to alot of people. Wallace was drafted back in 2005 in the 5th round out of Temple. He's got good size and some nice athletic ability. James Farrior is rock solid on the inside for Pittsburgh, but Larry Foote is a weakness in my eyes. He's become overrated by some and many Steelers fans have become frustrated with him. He doesn't excel in any aspect of the game and has become notorious for missing tackles. MIke Tomlin is a difference coach from Bill Cowher and I don't think Tomlin will be afraid to try some new things. I know I may be going out on a limb with this one, but I think Wallace could see alot of reps for Pittsburgh, and I think he could be the future for them on the inside.

Green Bay Packers - Donald Lee, Tight End

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Bubba Franks has become nothing more than an extra blocker for the Packers. The tight end position hasn't been a point of offensive emphasis for the Pack, but I think this could change this year, with Lee as the main target. Lee has always had nice size and athleticism, and as I said, I think more emphasis on his position will really benefit.

Denver Broncos - Jay Cutler, Quarterback

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I felt Cutler was the best quarterback in the 2006 draft, and I still feel that way. He showed a bit of what he can do last season, and he'll have a full year to showcase his talents this year. He has a huge arm and can make so many plays. The presence of Travis Henry should be a help to him and I fully expect Cutler to put himself in the top 6 or 7 signal callers in the NFL.

Cincinnatti Bengals - Tab Perry, Wide Receiver

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Chris Henry has been suspended for 8 games, and this make Perry the third receiver almost by default. I've always like Perry, as he's a physical player that can do alot. He can return kicks and he's been used some clever ways on offense. Chris Henry has been a huge threat out of the slot for the Bengals, and I don't think the use of the slot receiver will go down any with Tab. He could also contribute on special teams.

Tennessee Titans - Brandon Jones, Wide Receiver

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Jones has shown promise since he was drafted by the Titans, with nearly 14 yards a reception and a nose for the endzone with 2 touchdowns in his rookie year and 4 in his sophomore year. With the uncertainty of David Givens and the departure of Bobby Wade, there is a definite possibility that Jones could be Vince Young's #1 target. I like what I've seen out of him and I think he's up to the challenge.

New York Giants - Barry Cofield, Defensive Tackle

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Cofield suprised many fans, playing in all 16 games and making a big impact for the Giants. Cofield comes into 2007 as the starter at tackle. Some may say that he has already broken out, but I expect him to only improve on his rookie year. He should be a key cog on that line for a long time.

Jackonville Jaguars - Matt Jones, Wide Receiver

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To be honest, it seems as though I've been waiting for Matt Jones to breakout since his rookie year. Again, I'm expecting big things, and hopefully this is the year it clicks for him. Everything is there. The size. The athleticism. The hands. He has it all. It baffles me as to why he isn't a star yet. Byron Leftwich is healthy, and I think Jones will be his #1 target. Hopefully this is his year.

Dallas Cowboys - Chris Canty, Defensive End

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Chris Canty's upside is outstanding. He has great size and great athletic ability. He can really be as good as he wants to be. I think Canty, along with teammate Marcus Spears, really put it together this season, and solidify that defensive line.

Kansas City Chiefs - Bernard Pollard, Safety

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The 'bonecrusher' had a solid rookie season in which he showed his intimidating presence and ability to make big plays. He'll come into 2007 as the starter at strong safety, and I think the Chiefs will let him show what he can do. He's intimidating to receivers coming over the middle, and he has the skills needed to be a force against the run. He should really help that secondary.

New England Patriots - Wes Welker, Wide Receiver

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Welker was very productive out of the slot for the Dolphins last year. The Patriots gave up alot to get him and I felt he was a great pickup. He just seems like the perfect Patriots receiver and I think Tom Brady will establish some great chemistry. I think you'll see him benefit greatly from playing with Brady and being surrounded by a boatload of weapons. Welker's catches and yards may not increase much because of all the weapons he is playing alongside, but I expect his touchdowns total to rise and I just expect him to be more of a threat. He'll obviously contribute on special teams as well.

Carolina Panthers - Richard Marshall, Cornerback

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Marshall was a force in his rookie year and he is a part of what may be the best trio of corners in the league. He played well in coverage and was great against the run. Ken Lucas and Chris Gamble really have no room for error because Marshall may be just as good if not better than both of them. Whether he starts or play nickel, I see another great year for him.

Seattle Seahawks - D.J. Hackett, Wide Receiver

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Hackett has shown loads of potential with Seattle, he just hasn't been able to get consistent playing time. With the departure of Darrell Jackson, Hackett could find himself starting oppossite Deion Branch. Hackett has the size, athleticism, and knowledge to be a good starter in the league, and that's just what he should be.

New Orleans Saints - Josh Bullocks, Safety

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The Saints had a lackluster secondary last season, due in part to Fred Thomas' bad play and Roman Harper being out for some of the year. Bullocks is one of the reasons why I feel the secondary can turn their play around. Coverage is a strength for Bullocks, and his style complements Roman Harper well. Bullocks will have a good year along with Harper and they will form a nice young safety duo.

Philadelphia Eagles - Trent Cole, Defensive End

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Cole is on the verge of being a great player. He started 14 games in 2006 and ended up with 8 sacks and even an interception. This year he comes back as a starter and I think you can put him down for 10-12 sacks in Jim Johnson's defense. He could be headed for big things.

Baltimore Ravens - Jarret Johnson, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker

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I thought about a few players for the Ravens. Willis McGahee, Mark Clayton, Demetrius Williams, and Jarret Johnson. Johnson has been a key reserve for us the past few seasons, in a defensive end/linebacker role. He possesses perfect size for that role in our defense, and he's very versatile. He reminds me alot of Adalius Thomas, just minus the outstanding athleticism. Jarret will be taking Thomas' spot on the defense and I think he will be very good for us. There were some designed plays for Jarret last season, so Rex Ryan has faith in him. He plays the run and the pass fairly well, and he has the ability to rush the passer. I could easily see 8+ sacks with all the talent we have and how great of a job Rex Ryan does.

San Diego Chargers - Vincent Jackson, Wide Receiver

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Jackson saw the field alot in 2006, and he came up big in a few games. He's got outstanding size and the athleticism to complement it. He'll be taking over the #1 receiving job in 2007, and he could put up some impressive numbers in an offense with LT, Antonio Gates, and a quarterback like Philip Rivers.

Chicago Bears - Bernard Berrian, Wide Receiver

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Bernard Berrian has been a huge deep threat for the Bears, but he hasn't exactly been a consistent threat in terms of catches, and he hasn't been able to get open on a consistent basis. This year I think he takes his game to the next level and becomes more of a complete player.

Indianapolis Colts - Joseph Addai, Running Back

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Addai was great for the Colts on the way to their Super Bowl run, and his second year will be even better. I feel that Addai's second year will be the best of all sophomore tailbacks, and he could end up having the best career of all of them. I think he'll end up being better than Edgerrin James was for them. He does everything well and fits with the Colts extremely well, and I think he'll be a great player.

PACKmanN
07-25-2007, 01:11 AM
I dont agree with the packers pick. Bubba Franks is still the starter until something else happens.

SuperMcGee
07-25-2007, 01:14 AM
Preston is a new and surprising pick for a breakout to me. I expect him to win the job, but like you said he has been very inconsistent. He's struggled more with run blocking than he has with pass blocking, so what you envision would be a very welcome yet sizable improvement for Duke to have such an effect on our running game.

neko4
07-25-2007, 01:27 AM
I like Curry, D'Qwell, Rolle, Stovall, Norwood, D'Brick and Taylor picks
For Green Bay, Greg Jennings, Daryn Colledge, AJ Hawk, Nick Collins, and Jason Spitz would have all been much better picks than Lee who has prved nothing

ncstateviking
07-25-2007, 01:37 AM
nice thread.

bills: jp losman

dolphins: ronnie brown

pats: mankins...i think he is already broken out but people dont realize it yet.

jets: dwayne robertson

ravens: boller

bengals: chris henry...offense will struggle without him and explode when he comes back

browns: edwards

steelers: santonio holmes

texans: mario williams

colts: addia

jags: either williams or jones will make the leap

titans: young...hes the only one on the team

broncos: brandon marshal

cheifs: bennett

raiders: porter

chargers: vincent jackson

cowboys: ware

giants: kiwanuka

eagles: lj smith

redskins: jason campbell

bears: grossman

lions: simms

packers: jackson

vikings: greenway

falcons: norwood...i really wanted to say harrington...couldnt do it

panthers: carter

saints: eric johnson

bucs: clayton

cardinals: fitz

rams: drew bennett

49ers: manny lawson

seahawks: hackett

my list was weird. alot of 2nd year players i think will explode. some established guys who will become elite. alot more offense than defense. its easier to me to see potential for offensive players. on defense it just seems to come together suddenly.

Crazy_Chris
07-25-2007, 01:53 AM
First id like to say great write up I can tell you put a good amount of time into it. I was just suprised at the pick of Bobby Wade not that its all that bad but i think a better pick would be Erasmus James he has been hindered by injuries but when healthy he has shown flashes of brilliance. If he can stay healthy this year there is no doubt in my mind he will have double digit sacks.

Another more under the radar player for the vikings who may breakout would be Ray Edwards another Defensive end he was inconsistent last year in his time but he flashed brilliance as well and he could beat out a disapointing Kenechi Udeze for the starting job opposite Erasmus James.

Also apparently the word is that Brad Childress Feels that this is Troy Williamson's year and that he will have a breakout performance.

FloridaFootball
07-25-2007, 02:06 AM
Great work! Nice post, like your comments about Sean Taylor.

Caddy
07-25-2007, 02:20 AM
I applaude the effort and think that some other Buccaneers worthy of discussion in regards to breaking out are TE Alex Smith and MLB Barrett Ruud.

Go_Eagles77
07-25-2007, 02:33 AM
Nice eagles pick but I know all eagles fans hope Brodrick Bunkley has a breakout year.

diabsoule
07-25-2007, 03:11 AM
I really enjoyed your write-up.

I think that the Saints break-out player could be either Josh Bullocks or Devery Henderson.

I also think the Steelers breakout player could be Santonio Holmes, Anthony Smith, or as you mentioned Rian Wallace.

BlindSite
07-25-2007, 03:21 AM
I like the props to marshall, but he broke out last year, in his rookie season.

Sniper
07-25-2007, 03:26 AM
Don't expect Trent Cole to rack up 12 sacks any time soon. He's a situational pass rusher who has to share time with a lot of other DE. 7-8 seems about right.

TheChampIsHere
07-25-2007, 03:58 AM
nice writeup, some interesting picks in there but I like it a lot overall way to be original

nfrillman
07-25-2007, 04:07 AM
Umm, well first of all Jonathon Wade is a rookie. Wade is also not going to be the starting CB in replacement of Brown, Ronald Bartell is pretty much guaranteed to be the 3rd CB (2nd with Brown out). On top of that, rumors are that the Rams staff is pretty impressed with Mike Rumph and Lenny Walls, and they really like their size 6'2" 206 and 6'4" 192 respectively. One of them will be the nickel CB while Brown is out. The Rams drafted Wade because of his upside, but he is still consider quite raw and probably won't see too much of the field on defense except for maybe dime situations. He is expected to see most of his action on special teams because of his speed.

The best candidate for breakout player for the Rams is probably FS- Oshiomogho Atogwe. Other possibilites are G's- Richie Incognito and Mark Setterstrom, C- Brett Romberg, DT- Claude Wroten, or CB- Tye Hill

Expect to hear most about Atogwe, Wroten, or Hill though, because it is difficult for offensive lineman to get media attention, especially if they are not tackles.

neko4
07-25-2007, 04:27 AM
\packers: jackson



How? and why?

princefielder28
07-25-2007, 08:07 AM
For Green Bay I would say Daryn Colledge; he had a solid rokkie season and I think he's going to progress and one day make a Pro Bowl or two

Moses
07-25-2007, 08:09 AM
For Green Bay I would say Daryn Colledge; he had a solid rokkie season and I think he's going to progress and one day make a Pro Bowl or two

Not a bad pick. The offensive line really improved by the end of the season and I expect them to be a very solid unit going into this year. The only thing they really lack is a lot of power up the middle but that will come with some more off-season training. The future is bright too:

LT: Daryn Colledge
LG: Tony Moll
C: Scott Wells
RG: Jason Spitz
RT: Allen Barbre

or something like that...

Brent
07-25-2007, 08:33 AM
Nice work but I think that Vernon Davis is due for a bigger year than Franklin.

ATLDirtyBirds
07-25-2007, 08:39 AM
Norwood is a good pick, and the most obvious, but be on the watch for LB Michael Boley. He was an animal last year, and is expected to be the main guy on our defense now that Zimmer will give he more of a controlled role, instead of going all over.

Smokey Joe
07-25-2007, 09:29 AM
Berrian already broke out last season... expect Benson to break out at RB now that he will get to majority of the carries.

remix 6
07-25-2007, 09:35 AM
Berrian already broke out last season... expect Benson to break out at RB now that he will get to majority of the carries.

775 yards is a breakout? hardly

Moses
07-25-2007, 09:36 AM
775 yards is a breakout? hardly

As opposed to about 200 yards in his 2 season prior...

He broke out but that doesn't mean he's an elite player.

ricky bobby
07-25-2007, 09:46 AM
For the Giants, i'm going with Brandon Jacobs.

bsaza2358
07-25-2007, 09:55 AM
Picking a breakout player for the Eagles is pretty difficult. For the time being, I'm going with Sean Considine or Chris Gocong. Both are full time starters on the defense now, and both may be flying under the radar. Given all the props they have been getting from the coaching staff, it is possible that these guys will be surprise significant contributors.

ncstateviking
07-25-2007, 10:07 AM
How? and why?

i think jackson is going to win the starting RB spot from morency. i also think he will be a great fit for the packers scheme and will excell and be the out of no where contender for ROTY.

dcarey20
07-25-2007, 11:04 AM
Umm, well first of all Jonathon Wade is a rookie. Wade is also not going to be the starting CB in replacement of Brown, Ronald Bartell is pretty much guaranteed to be the 3rd CB (2nd with Brown out). On top of that, rumors are that the Rams staff is pretty impressed with Mike Rumph and Lenny Walls, and they really like their size 6'2" 206 and 6'4" 192 respectively. One of them will be the nickel CB while Brown is out. The Rams drafted Wade because of his upside, but he is still consider quite raw and probably won't see too much of the field on defense except for maybe dime situations. He is expected to see most of his action on special teams because of his speed.

The best candidate for breakout player for the Rams is probably FS- Oshiomogho Atogwe. Other possibilites are G's- Richie Incognito and Mark Setterstrom, C- Brett Romberg, DT- Claude Wroten, or CB- Tye Hill

Expect to hear most about Atogwe, Wroten, or Hill though, because it is difficult for offensive lineman to get media attention, especially if they are not tackles.

Wow, don't ask me why I thought Wade was a second year player. I'll change that. Incognito is a good pick. He was a monster a year ago and didn't get alot of attention for it.

PalmerToCJ
07-25-2007, 11:06 AM
Nice writeup.

I like the Bengals pick, Tab was very useful on offense in the two games he played last year before he was hurt. He won't be the deep threat Henry is but I think he'll produce more first downs and get as many redzone touches. I can tell you're a AFCN fan by picking him, you have to really watch to notice that.

I do feel like Ahmad Brooks will flat out explode.

Cashmoney
07-25-2007, 11:13 AM
a lot of people are picking b.jones for the titans and i can see why, but it would probably actually help vince more if chris brown or lenwhale broke out instead. good choice though.

Mr. Stiller
07-25-2007, 11:25 AM
I don't see Wallace doing much but playing some 3rd down sets and ST's.

I dont' think Foote is nearly as bad as you make him out to be. He's not great but he's solid.

Man_Of_Steel
07-25-2007, 11:31 AM
What you said about the Steelers and Larry Foote is completely wrong. In fact Larry Foote outplayed James Farrior last year, no one complains about Foote in fact we look at him as one of the more consistant players on the team.

Mr. Stiller
07-25-2007, 11:39 AM
What you said about the Steelers and Larry Foote is completely wrong. In fact Larry Foote outplayed James Farrior last year, no one complains about Foote in fact we look at him as one of the more consistant players on the team.

The reason I didn't say that is... If your a Steeler fan, and are content with his player, your wearing the homer glasses.


Wallace has never done anything to look like he'd be a starter.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
07-25-2007, 11:45 AM
I like the Cutler pick. Him or Marshall would have done, depending on where you view Cutler. In my mind, 20-25 TDs wouldn't be a big shock, but to the people who didn't see a lot of him due to his limited games, it would definitely be a big shock. Either way, I expect pretty big things out of both of them, as both showed a whole lot of promise. Scheffler too, although the acquisition of Graham could slow him a bit.

PalmerToCJ
07-25-2007, 11:51 AM
Some of my personal picks...

Titans - Brandon Jones
Broncons - Brandon Marshall
Bills - JP Losman
Chargers - Vincent Jackson
Panthers - DeAngelo Williams
Falcons - Jerious Norwood

I'm sure I'll think of some others.

EdReedUnstoppable
07-25-2007, 12:05 PM
I couldn't disagree more with Jarrett Johnson breaking out. If any LB for us breaks out it will either be Cody or Barnes when they decide Johnson isn't good enough to start.

P-L
07-25-2007, 12:07 PM
Very good write-up. My only complaint is that some of those players already broke out.

T-RICH49
07-25-2007, 12:07 PM
I totally agree with the Pollard choice.He and Page will be a dynamic duo for many years to come

remix 6
07-25-2007, 12:10 PM
i disagree with Welker for Patriots. no Patriot ever really got a high amount of TDs. his #s wont rise really but he'll be vital like Troy used to be on 3rd down and such

a better choice is Ellis Hobbs. Stepping up with Asante crying like a baby and he plays with a lot of heart. You see him 1 play get beat last year. what does he do? goes on kickoff and gets a huge return

he broke his wrist and toughed it out and played with a cast. he got benched at 1 point of the year and was our nickel back. i think it was the 1st time we used him as a KR last season, he broke a50 yarder. you cant beat this kid mentally. he may sound cocky but he plays bigger than his 5"8.5 height and he always rebounds. Hes certainly got the tools. 4.4 speed, 39 inch verticle. he'll be a good player for us next year. watch

he was our #1 CB last year before he hurt his wrist and Asante went to the left side

he shut down Lee Evans first game of the week

skinzzfan25
07-25-2007, 12:19 PM
Safe selection for the Redskins. I see Campbell finally coming together though, making a bigger impact. Taylor however should improve with a competent safety next to him. This is Campbell's first consecutive year behind the same playbook, Saunders is at the helm, Portis/Betts are a great backfield to fall back on, formidable Oline.

KWill93
07-25-2007, 12:36 PM
Sean Taylor has been to a Pro Bowl so how is he gonna break out any more?

BamaFalcon59
07-25-2007, 12:47 PM
For the Falcons Norwood is a alright pick. I expect roughly 1,000 yards rushing and 6 rushing TD.

Other good, more orginial, choices IMO are Michael Boley (although he already had a good year), Jonathan Babineaux (although he was already top 5 in tfl for DT), Jimmy Williams, and hopefully (although unlikely) Joey Harrington or a WR.

bsaza2358
07-25-2007, 01:33 PM
The Falcons should be hoping that Harrington becomes a breakout player. Or maybe he gets some help from Michael Jenkins and/or Roddy White...

skinzzfan25
07-25-2007, 02:04 PM
Sean Taylor has been to a Pro Bowl so how is he gonna break out any more?


Because his ceiling is freakishly high. Last season to me, was Taylor's worst.

derza222
07-25-2007, 03:16 PM
I agree with PalmertoCJ, I think Brooks is going to flat out blow up this season.

For the Jets, I think Ferguson is an interesting pick but not sure if I see it happening. I hope it does, but I'm not convinced. The Jets have a lot of wild cards to break out, but it's nowhere near certain that any of them will. A few thoughts:

WR/Ath Brad Smith- Used as a decoy last season, the team may try to get the ball into his hands more this year in many different ways. Possibly the biggest playmaker on our offense, but it really depends on his knowledge of the offense as he'll be playing all over the place, as well as his development.

DE Michael Haynes- Former first round pick that never really developed for the Bears. Will a change of scenery, as well as scheme, cause a breakout? Perhaps.

G Adrien Clarke- The staff likes him and he seems the most likely to replace Pete Kendall at the LG spot. A big guy (330) on a small line, I think run block well and could make a name for himself, considering he's coming out of pretty much nowhere.

I also think a name to look out for a few years from now is WR Jesse Pellot-Rosa, former VCU basketball player. He certainly has the skills and is an interesting story to watch.



On other teams, I think Mario Williams is going to aboslutely explode for the Texans, same with Vernon Davis for the 49ers, though those are obvious picks. I could see Braylon Edwards and Roddy White having big seasons as well, but those are more up in the air my eyes.

dcarey20
07-25-2007, 03:50 PM
Yeah Vernon is going to have a huge year, and I think he'll put himself in the top 5. He's a great pick for the niners, but I've mentioned him in some previous posts and I felt that I would go away from the obvious one and go with a more obscure name with Aubrayo Franklin.

princefielder28
07-25-2007, 03:54 PM
Some of my personal picks...

Titans - Brandon Jones
Broncons - Brandon Marshall
Bills - JP Losman
Chargers - Vincent Jackson
Panthers - DeAngelo Williams
Falcons - Jerious Norwood

I'm sure I'll think of some others.

Thats a good list....I especially like Brandon Marshall

Brent
07-25-2007, 04:00 PM
Yeah Vernon is going to have a huge year, and I think he'll put himself in the top 5. He's a great pick for the niners, but I've mentioned him in some previous posts and I felt that I would go away from the obvious one and go with a more obscure name with Aubrayo Franklin.
Other Niners worthy of mention:
Marcus Hudson, Brandon Williams, Arnaz Battle and I would have said Melvin Oliver but he got injured.

Shiver
07-25-2007, 04:03 PM
For everyone saying Jerious Norwood, I hope so because Warrick Dunn cannot stay healthy.

Warrick Dunn last week underwent surgery for a herniated disc and is expected to miss six weeks.

And the hits just keep on coming for the Falcons. Dunn wasn't fully recovered from a prior shoulder surgery, and this puts his readiness for the season in doubt. Really, his football future is in question and he's now more of a late-round fantasy pick. This gives Jerious Norwood a chance to take hold of the starting job with Dunn clearly behind him.

Sniper
07-25-2007, 04:13 PM
For everyone saying Jerious Norwood, I hope so because Warrick Dunn cannot stay healthy.

I like Norwood, but does everyone think he can handle a full load?

For the Eagles, I think Juqua Thomas could have a good year. Another possible breakout candidate I'd say would be Reggie Brown. He's a very good #2 right now, and this being his third year in the league he could possibly make the leap to a #1.

Philliez01
07-25-2007, 04:15 PM
Addai is the standard pick for Indy, but I am still on the Freddie Keiaho bandwagon as are others. Keiaho plays with a high amount of energy and should actually help the run-defense out tremendously. I expect big, big things from him.

Kelvin Hayden deserves some buzz too.

Modano
07-25-2007, 04:16 PM
Chris Canty is a good pick for the Cowboys. I think that one of the DEs will have a great year, and right now I think that this guy will be Hatcher, he made some huge plays last year and he's a very good penetrator for Phillips system. The other one who has the potential to break-out for the Cowboys is Spencer. Ellis is still suffering from his achilles injury and he has a chance to start.

Auron
07-25-2007, 04:17 PM
The Saints had a lackluster secondary last season, due in part to Fred Thomas' bad play and Roman Harper being out for some of the year. Bullocks is one of the reasons why I feel the secondary can turn their play around. Coverage is a strength for Bullocks, and his style complements Roman Harper well. Bullocks will have a good year along with Harper and they will form a nice young safety duo.

I hope you're right about Bullocks. Last season he struggled after Harper went out. I don't know if he felt he had to do too much, but he sometimes wasn't in the spots he was supposed to be. This season the guys around him in the Secondary should be better, and he'll have Kaesviharn pushing him. So I hope he responds well, he did have a tendancy to drop some picks last season I hope he hangs onto those this year.

D-Unit
07-25-2007, 04:28 PM
Bobby Carpenter.

SaintsMan
07-25-2007, 04:44 PM
Josh Bullocks isn't a bad choice, but I would go with TE, Eric Johnson. When healthy, Eric is one of the best receiving threats at TE in the NFL. And with the amount of weapons the Saints have on Offense, I think Eric with be open often while the Defense is trying to focus on McAllister, Bush, Colston, Henderson and Meachem.

a-dub83
07-25-2007, 05:36 PM
I'm looking for big things from

WLB-Freddie Keiaho-may not be as good in coverage as June but a better tackler by far

CB's Marlin Jackson and Kelvin Hayden-the two were drafted back-to-back, they bring a much more physical presence than Harper and David did. It'll be interesting to see how the two fair because a very talented young man by the name of Daymeion Hughes is waiting in the wings.

nfrillman
07-25-2007, 09:09 PM
Wow, don't ask me why I thought Wade was a second year player. I'll change that. Incognito is a good pick. He was a monster a year ago and didn't get alot of attention for it.

No problem, just thought I'd give ya the heads up so the list can contain no rookies. Incognito really was a stud last year, but like I said before, it's going to be hard for an O-lineman to get media attention.

bearfan
07-25-2007, 09:12 PM
well since Briggs will play, my break out player for the Bears is Mark Bradley.

Other teams:
WAS - Jason Campbell
Pack - Vernand Morency/Brandon Jackson
Vikes - Sidney Rice
Texans - Owen Daniels
ATL - Jerious Norwood
Ten - Brandon Jones/Bo Scaife/Ben Troupe

Pretty much the norm

Vikes99ej
07-25-2007, 10:23 PM
For Vikings, I'd say Ray Edwards, if idiot Childress decides to start him.

GB12
07-25-2007, 10:27 PM
i think jackson is going to win the starting RB spot from morency. i also think he will be a great fit for the packers scheme and will excell and be the out of no where contender for ROTY.

I don't like putting rookies in the break out category.

I guess I can use this thread to pimp my boy. VVV

neko4
07-25-2007, 10:29 PM
i think jackson is going to win the starting RB spot from morency. i also think he will be a great fit for the packers scheme and will excell and be the out of no where contender for ROTY.

so you would pick him over Collins, Jennings, Hawk, and Colledge who have already played, i dont mean to dump on a packer, but those guys are all due for one

Hines
07-25-2007, 10:40 PM
my steeler breakout list:

1.santonio holmes-nearly got 1000 yards and only started 4 games.HUGE playmaker and will only get better..with us opening the playbook more i can see him get at least 1200 and 10...

2.anthony smith-he played great when he did and i expect him to do even better this year..he can hit and cover really well..i wouldnt be suprised if he gets pro bowl concideration but he most likely wont..he will have a great year

3.james harrison-hes starting for right now and i believe he will lead the team in sacks and big plays..everytime he starts he always has a great game so i expect him to have a great season

honerable mention:
brett keisel
bryant mcfadden
ben roethlisburger
heath miller

cardsalltheway
07-25-2007, 10:54 PM
Did you seriously just mention Big Ben on a breakout player list?

Hines
07-25-2007, 10:55 PM
Did you seriously just mention Big Ben on a breakout player list?

um yes i did

cardsalltheway
07-25-2007, 10:59 PM
um yes i did

A RotY season isn't breakout enough for you?

And LOL at Holmes getting at least 1200 yards and 10 TD's, only 5 recievers got those TD numbers and only 4 got that kind of yardage, with Marvin Harrison being the only one with both.

ripdw27
07-25-2007, 11:07 PM
jay cutler of the denver broncos... anyone back me up on this

neko4
07-25-2007, 11:16 PM
jay cutler of the denver broncos... anyone back me up on this

yeah sure why not?
Mike Bell too
Any chance of a no name on the Broncs like Andre Hall or Paul Smith haveing a big year?

PalmerToCJ
07-25-2007, 11:23 PM
jay cutler of the denver broncos... anyone back me up on this

I think he'll be decent but not exactly break out. Brandon Marshall is who I think will hit it big in Denver.

Sniper
07-25-2007, 11:23 PM
1.santonio holmes-nearly got 1000 yards and only started 4 games.HUGE playmaker and will only get better..with us opening the playbook more i can see him get at least 1200 and 10...



Let's not go overboard here.

draftguru151
07-26-2007, 12:11 AM
Let's not go overboard here.

That's about right on par with steeler fan predictions.

Hines
07-26-2007, 12:18 AM
no no i wasnt tryin to sound liek a homer..all i was saying is that he had 824 yards starting only 4 games..and if he started all 16 or more he couldve had more..

ncstateviking
07-26-2007, 09:10 AM
i have given up on trying to bring steelers fans back to earth.

Willy-Tstr8UpG
07-26-2007, 09:13 AM
Going back to the first post in this topic - If Cutler becomes a top 6-7 signal caller, Broncos stroll to the superbowl this year, and Im not even a Bronco fan.

cardsalltheway
07-26-2007, 11:43 AM
Going back to the first post in this topic - If Cutler becomes a top 6-7 signal caller, Broncos stroll to the superbowl this year, and Im not even a Bronco fan.

Based on what? It's not like they're an absolutely dominant team outside of him, why would him being a good quarterback suddenly make them one?

ncstateviking
07-26-2007, 12:02 PM
there defense has issues.

Bills2083
07-26-2007, 02:57 PM
For the Bills, I hope that

*Kevin Everett
*Josh Reed
*Roscoe Parrish
*John McCargo
*Ashton Youboty
*Keith Ellison
*Duke Preston
*Langston Walker all break out.

I'm expecting Walker, Ellison, Youboty, and Parrish to break out.