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D-Unit
11-15-2011, 05:29 PM
Who ya got? You can't name a rookie.

Damix
11-15-2011, 05:31 PM
Victor Cruz has got to be up there

Rosebud
11-15-2011, 05:36 PM
For the Giants JPP and Cruz are the two most obvious. Linval Joseph has been great as well, it's awesome finally having a NT. Kiwi deserves some love for how well he's played the past few weeks as well.

Grizzlegom
11-15-2011, 05:37 PM
NaVorro Bowman.

After him, JPP, Carlos Rogers and Pat Angerer are all having great years.

On offense, I'd go Jimmy Graham with guys like Ben Tate, Victor Cruz, and can we say Stafford since he's finally healthy?

D-Unit
11-15-2011, 05:42 PM
NaVorro Bowman.
Speaking of a Penn St LBs.... I'll throw out Sean Lee.

BaLLiN
11-15-2011, 05:44 PM
Won't win it because he had a decent year last year and i guess since he's old and has had many good seasons in the past, but Steve Smith (CAR) made a resurgence with new QB CAM.

Grizzlegom
11-15-2011, 05:45 PM
Speaking of a Penn St LBs.... I'll throw out Sean Lee.

Was gonna mention him but his injury has cooled him down some haha

Brodeur
11-15-2011, 05:52 PM
That Aaron Rodgers fella came out of nowhere.

fenikz
11-15-2011, 05:52 PM
Daryl Washington & Calais Campbell for AZ

Jimmy Graham, Jordy Nelson, George Wilson elsewhere

Brodeur
11-15-2011, 05:58 PM
Daryl Washington & Calais Campbell for AZ

Jimmy Graham, Jordy Nelson, George Wilson elsewhere

Didn't Campbell breakout last year to a pretty big degree? I know he's been even better this year, but still.

D-Unit
11-15-2011, 06:03 PM
No mention of Alex Smith, eh??? lol.

BaLLiN
11-15-2011, 06:06 PM
Its Jimmy Graham and its not even close to be honest

TACKLE
11-15-2011, 06:07 PM
Jason Pierre-Paul comes to mind.

Bucs_Rule
11-15-2011, 06:08 PM
No mention of Alex Smith, eh??? lol.

He should get it. I'd rather him then the standard 2nd/3rd year player.

Babylon
11-15-2011, 06:15 PM
That Aaron Rodgers fella came out of nowhere.

On a serious note Jordy Nelson has taken his game up a notch.

gpngc
11-15-2011, 06:17 PM
Kam Chancellor.

Unbiased
11-15-2011, 06:35 PM
Alex Smith

49erNation85
11-15-2011, 06:40 PM
Another vote for Alex Smith QB SF ,

fenikz
11-15-2011, 06:49 PM
Didn't Campbell breakout last year to a pretty big degree? I know he's been even better this year, but still.

he did but this year he has been simply dominate, hard to imagine many 3-4 DEs are playing better or even on his level

and naturally it's a contract year

Don Vito
11-15-2011, 06:51 PM
Sticking with the TE position, how about Gronk? I know we've had this debate and he did have a decent year last year but he is arguably the top tight end in the game right now.

Fred Jackson had a few good seasons prior to this one but he too has lifted himself to elite status. Forte could fit that same category.

DraftSavant
11-15-2011, 06:54 PM
Navorro Bowman.

ChiFan24
11-15-2011, 06:55 PM
Kam Chancellor.

Surprised it took so long for someone to say it.

Jvig43
11-15-2011, 07:05 PM
Its Jimmy Graham and its not even close to be honest

I second this. His numbers are crazy thus far, and hes been a beast.


cough behind Gronk cough.

princefielder28
11-15-2011, 07:35 PM
I'm with the Jimmy Graham crowd

Menardo75
11-15-2011, 08:02 PM
For the 49ers i'd submit Alex Smith, Mike Iupati, and NaVorro Bowman.

If it was up to me though I would say Jimmy Graham. In his second year has become the go to guy and a threat on an offense loaded with talent.

descendency
11-15-2011, 08:09 PM
I know he won't win any kind of award, but I'd just like to throw out a name that deserves to be recognized for his breakout year: Kyle Arrington, CB, Patriots.

he has 5 INTs and he has had some solid games against some really good QBs. He's basically been what the Patriots (fans) expected from Devin McCourty.

nepg
11-15-2011, 08:13 PM
I don't know about Arrington... He's ****** up a lot too and possibly cost the Pats the Steelers game.

kalbears13
11-15-2011, 08:14 PM
Alex Smith is the definition of breakout player this year.

vidae
11-15-2011, 08:18 PM
Obviously Jimmy Graham deserves top honors, but I'll throw a homer pick at you: Jon Asamoah. He took over for Brian Waters this year and has been fantastic, grading out as our best lineman in pretty much every game so far.

Timbathia
11-15-2011, 08:26 PM
Tim Teb.........sorry, I will shut up.

D-Unit
11-15-2011, 08:26 PM
The breakout player of the year might not have taken a snap yet....

Matt Leinart.

Just sayin'. Dated 11/15/2011. lol.

Victory X
11-15-2011, 08:27 PM
http://i.imgur.com/2zrw4.jpg

Complex
11-15-2011, 08:31 PM
Homer:Jason McCourty

JPP over Jimmy Graham since alot of people thought JPP was going to be a bust and Jimmy was a steal.

JBCX
11-15-2011, 09:01 PM
The most impressive second year defensive player, in my opinion, is ILB Navarro Bowman of the 49ers. He's played just as well as Patrick Willis, and in some cases, even better. I could also make a strong case for Carlos Dunlap of the Bengals.

The most impressive second year offensive player has been Rob Gronkowski, who is the second coming of Jason Witten.

Thecollegedropout
11-15-2011, 09:59 PM
Speaking of a Penn St LBs.... I'll throw out Sean Lee.
You can add another Penn St LB to the mix: Aaron Maybin.

Is he one of the better names on here? No way....but considering what he has done(Which has been nothing) the past 2 seasons and that he came to the Jets in Week 4, he has far succeeded expectations that anyone would have had.

BloodBrother
11-15-2011, 10:03 PM
SOme packer players stepping it up this year are

Desmond Bishop
Morgan Burnett
Scott Wells
Jordy Nelson

Rob S
11-15-2011, 10:04 PM
If DeMarco Murray keeps shredding defenses.....

BufFan71
11-15-2011, 10:24 PM
Um. how about the leading rusher in the NFL?




Fred Jackson?

OzTitan
11-15-2011, 10:43 PM
Kenny Britt soooo had this down this year.

Fred Jackson is a good pick for my money.

NotMyJob
11-15-2011, 10:58 PM
Gotta be either Navorro Bowman or Fred Jackson.

soybean
11-15-2011, 11:27 PM
I know he's no where near break out player of the year status but I just came in here to say Damian Williams is filling in decently for the injured Kenny Britt.

SuperMcGee
11-16-2011, 01:04 AM
Daryl Washington & Calais Campbell for AZ

Jimmy Graham, Jordy Nelson, George Wilson elsewhere

Wilson is playing about as well as he did two years ago, he was just completely forgotten after we went back to Whitner last year. Byrd is the one that I see more as a breakout player, since there is no longer any pass rush to allow him to be the ballhawk he was two years ago and he's undergone quite a transition. He's really improved his run defending and is just fantastic in the open field.

If Andy Levitre had the benefit of being able to stay at left guard, he'd be a nice pick out of Buffalo, too. Him and Wood were a filthy tandem inside up until we had to shift him after the bye week. Those two were a big part of why Fred Jackson is also such an easy answer in this thread.

[Agree with Jimmy Graham choice. Seems like the top answer, to me]

Razor
11-16-2011, 01:24 AM
Calais Campbell can't be considered a breakout player imo, this is his third year beasting as far as I've seen. Navorro Bowman, Sean Lee, Jimmy Graham and Alex Smith are names that come to mind when I think about it, although I'm probably forgetting someone. Not really any breakout players on the Patriots, although one could make a case for Kyle Arrington which descendency already has.

Abaddon
11-16-2011, 02:03 AM
...and can we say Stafford since he's finally healthy?

lol no he's not.

SuperPacker
11-16-2011, 11:19 AM
For the Packers i'd say Jordy Nelson, Desmond Bishop and Morgan Burnett!

My choice would be Pierre-Paul though.

SuperPacker
11-16-2011, 11:21 AM
SOme packer players stepping it up this year are

Desmond Bishop
Morgan Burnett
Scott Wells
Jordy Nelson


Oh yeah and Scott Wells!

AntoinCD
11-16-2011, 02:22 PM
Im taking Gronk on this one. On pace for 92 catches, 1260 yards and 14 TDs. He is the most complete TE in the NFL right now

Saints-Tigers
11-16-2011, 02:51 PM
Im taking Gronk on this one. On pace for 92 catches, 1260 yards and 14 TDs. He is the most complete TE in the NFL right now

Dude was beast as a rookie though. I think other guys have shown bigger improvement.

keylime_5
11-16-2011, 02:57 PM
I'll go with Pierre-Paul or Navorro Bowman. I like what Gronkowski is doing as well, just a great all around tight end who is putting up elite numbers.

Alex Smith? C'mon, he's having an okay year as a game managing QB, but he's not putting up big numbers and he's riding a great defense and good running game on fundamentally sound team. To me a breakout player has be a guy who is having a pro bowl type year at least after not being as much of an impact guy the year(s) before.

bantx
11-16-2011, 03:21 PM
Donald Butler for the chargers

Bengalsrocket
11-16-2011, 03:26 PM
Only Bengal I can think of is Carlos Dunlap. He's a man amongst boys on the football field. But to be fair, he played really well in the limited time he had last year, so we kind of knew this was going to happen.

cvv84
11-19-2011, 12:32 PM
SOme packer players stepping it up this year are

Desmond Bishop
Morgan Burnett
Scott Wells
Jordy Nelson

Bishop really broke out last year IMO. Wells has been playing great since his sophomore season as well. He isn't a "name" so he gets little reconization.

Burnett has been a stud so far. Really improving each week. The same can be said for Nelson.

One guy I would add thouh is Bryan Bulaga. He started all but 2 games this year (injury) and has yet to allow a sack. He's really coming into his own at RT this year.

NY+Giants=NYG
11-19-2011, 12:40 PM
JPP.. People thought he would be a bust, including myself and 99.9% of the fan base. So now he is doing well, I hope he gets his props. He won't make the pro bowl because he is NOT ON THE DAMN BALLOT! So.. I hope he gets this, since very few people expected him to be good.

Rosebud
11-19-2011, 12:43 PM
JPP.. People thought he would be a bust, including myself and 99.9% of the fan base. So now he is doing well, I hope he gets his props. He won't make the pro bowl because he is NOT ON THE DAMN BALLOT! So.. I hope he gets this, since very few people expected him to be good.

Hey there were people who thought he'd be good, at least 3 of us...

NY+Giants=NYG
11-19-2011, 12:45 PM
Hey there were people who thought he'd be good, at least 3 of us...

LOL. I didn't. I remember BBI got nuclear when we drafted him! I loathed the pick. Who takes a player in the first round who barely played football in his life? But I am eating crow, Reese and the scouts did their thing. Now I will not ever question a defensive end pick ever again.

JBCX
11-19-2011, 02:41 PM
Dunlap has outplayed JPP, despite what the sack numbers say. If you watch both of them in games, it's pretty obvious.

Now, JPP is not a *bad* player, but his 9.5 sacks are kind of misleading. He isn't the dominant pass rusher that some people make him out to be, and he's below-average in the run game.

Dunlap is just a beast in every phase of the game but for some reason only sees the field less often than he should.

Rosebud
11-19-2011, 03:30 PM
LOL. I didn't. I remember BBI got nuclear when we drafted him! I loathed the pick. Who takes a player in the first round who barely played football in his life? But I am eating crow, Reese and the scouts did their thing. Now I will not ever question a defensive end pick ever again.

Well he had all of the physical tools, was dumb enough not to get an ego and had amazing work ethic. With our ends and coaching staff I thought it was just a matter of time before he hit, but not even I thought he'd be this great as a second year guy.

XxXdragonXxX
11-20-2011, 12:06 AM
Kam Chancellor for the Seahawks,

Fred Jackson has had a couple good seasons already, but this is definitely his breakout year. Although LeSean McCoy could make the same argument.