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shylo3716 03-07-2011 12:07 PM

2011 Breakout Players Thread
 
List which players are on your radar to have a breakout season, whether they have not played yet or were seen only in limited action. You do not have to list every position nor have to list only skill positions. True Fr. are eligible for this list also.

QB
E.J. Manuel FSU
Logan Thomas Virginia Tech
Phillip Sims Alabama
Jeff Driskel Florida*

RB
Lamar Miller Miami (FL)
Andre Ellington Clemson
Savon Huggins Rutgers*

WR
Russell Shepard LSU
Dyrell Roberts Virginia Tech
Mike Davis Texas
DeAndre Hopkins Clemson
Marvin Shinn Alabama*

DT
Marcus Fortson Miami (FL)
Jacobbi McDaniel FSU

DE
William Gholston Michigan State
Ishaq Williams Notre Dame*

LB
Jeff Luc FSU
Emmanuel Acho Texas

CB
Xavier Rhodes FSU
Branden Smith UGA
Doran Grant Ohio State*
Demetrious Nicholson UVA*

S
Vaughn Telemaque Miami (FL)
Ray Ray Armstrong Miami (FL)
Karlos Williams FSU*

TACKLE 03-07-2011 12:31 PM

Marcus Fortson would be my pick off the top of my head. He's lost 21lbs, has been extremely dedicated this off season and is a highly talented football player. He looks like he should be able to put it all together finally and become one of the best DT's in the country.

Also why is Dennard on that list as a breakout player. He was one of the top 4-5 CB's in college football this past season. I'd say he's already broken out.

shylo3716 03-07-2011 12:43 PM

Dennard really got overshadowed by Prince. I'm expecting bigger things but I will scratch him off the list

keylime_5 03-07-2011 01:08 PM

Corey "Philly" Brown, WR Ohio State.

It should be interesting to see if Braxton Miller starts at QB for Ohio State as well with Pryor missing the first five games. Kid will be a playmaker in some way this year.

Babylon 03-07-2011 01:17 PM

Alameda Ta'amu really came on big at NT for the Washinton Huskys late in the year, the guys is about 340lbs and surprisingly athletic, could see a B.J. Raji type rise from him.

Don Vito 03-07-2011 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Babylon (Post 2546037)
Alameda Ta'amu really came on big at NT for the Washinton Huskys late in the year, the guys is about 340lbs and surprisingly athletic, could see a B.J. Raji type rise from him.

Not possible, he can't be a breakout player if he isn't from the state of Florida.

SickwithIt1010 03-07-2011 03:33 PM

DJ Morgan RB at USC is expected to big things this year, ran a 4.34 40 yd dash the other day in workouts and is expected to give us some big plays out of the backfield.

George Farmar best HS WR prospect suppose to come in and contribute right away. Kiffen is giving him the #1 which he just recently retired for Mike Williams, but he feels Farmar is up to the challenge.

Kyle Prater WR. Red shirted last year after being the top HS receiver prospect over the star of last years WR crew Robert Woods. Kyle Prater is a Dwayne Jarrett like WR and will give us a scary redzone target.

Axl Rose 03-07-2011 04:19 PM

For Notre Dame.
RB-Cierre Wood
TE-Tyler Eifert
OLB-Prince Shembo

JHL6719 03-07-2011 04:19 PM

Tajh Boyd - QB - Clemson
Morgan Newton - QB - Kentucky
Tyler Wilson - QB - Arkansas


Orwin Smith - RB - Georgia Tech
Tre Newton - RB - Texas
Stephfon Green - RB - Penn St.
Cameron Marshall - RB - Arizona St.
Isaiah Crowell - RB - Georgia


Tavon Austin - WR - West Virginia
Kenan Allen - WR - California
Ace Sanders - WR - South Carolina
Emory Blake - WR - Auburn
Chad Bumphis - WR - Mississippi St.



Xavier Rhodes - CB - Florida St.
Devin Taylor - DE - South Carolina
C.J. Mosley - LB - Alabama
Nosa Eguae - DE - Auburn

shylo3716 03-07-2011 04:32 PM

I wish Tajh Boyd will have an outstanding career at Clemson, now that Parker is finally gone and since Kiffin sh*tted on him at Tennessee. I like him a lot but I see him being converted when his college career is over due to his massive size, 6'1'' 230 QB won't work well in the NFL with scouts.

Did not want to be too VA biased with my list so I did not add him.

Sniper 03-07-2011 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shylo3716 (Post 2546203)
I wish Tajh Boyd will have an outstanding career at Clemson, now that Parker is finally gone and since Kiffin sh*tted on him at Tennessee. I like him a lot but I see him being converted when his college career is over due to his massive size, 6'1'' 230 QB won't work well in the NFL with scouts.

How is 6'1" and 230 pounds at QB massive?

shylo3716 03-07-2011 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sniper (Post 2546225)
How is 6'1" and 230 pounds at QB massive?

Look at his build he looks like a RB & 6'1'' is generous for Tajh.

Sniper 03-07-2011 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shylo3716 (Post 2546242)
Look at his build he looks like a RB & 6'1'' is generous for Tajh.

Okay? So if he's smaller than advertised, he's not massive. Ryan Mallett is massive at 6'7", 250 pounds. Being 5'11" and 230 as a QB is not massive.

cdmPSU17 03-07-2011 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JHL6719 (Post 2546196)
Tajh Boyd - QB - Clemson
Morgan Newton - QB - Kentucky
Tyler Wilson - QB - Arkansas


Orwin Smith - RB - Georgia Tech
Tre Newton - RB - Texas
Stephfon Green - RB - Penn St.
Cameron Marshall - RB - Arizona St.
Isaiah Crowell - RB - Georgia


Tavon Austin - WR - West Virginia
Kenan Allen - WR - California
Ace Sanders - WR - South Carolina
Emory Blake - WR - Auburn
Chad Bumphis - WR - Mississippi St.



Xavier Rhodes - CB - Florida St.
Devin Taylor - DE - South Carolina
C.J. Mosley - LB - Alabama
Nosa Eguae - DE - Auburn

Silaszzzz Reddzzzzzzzz

Sniper 03-07-2011 06:18 PM

Michigan players.

1. Marvin Robinson, S
2. William Campbell, DT
3. Fitzgerald Toussaint, RB
4. Craig Roh, DE
5. Thomas Gordon, S

cdmPSU17 03-07-2011 06:22 PM

Other PSUers:

1. WR Justin Brown
2. QB Paul Jones
3. LB Khairi Fortt
4. OT Eric Shrive
5. CB Derrick Thomas

draftguru151 03-07-2011 09:57 PM



The Truth.

Forston looks like he could be in for a big year too.

Quinton Coples should blow up big time (kinda did last year but not much recognition. Robert Woods, Keenan Allen and Kenny Stills should all have huge years at WR. Aaron Hester at CB for UCLA. Eric Reid and Reuben Randle for LSU. Probably a better thread for after spring ball.

dannyz 03-07-2011 10:20 PM

Etienne Sabino should get some playing time (OSU Guys), Demarcus Milliner, Rex Burkhead, Trent Richardson (I think he might have a Heisman type year).

niel89 03-08-2011 02:55 AM

Chris Owusu - WR - Stanford

Was a dynamic return man (3 KR for TD) and deep threat in 09 for Stanford during Lucks first year starting. He had injuries all of last year and had to compete with some pretty good WRs for catches. He also filled in his frame with more muscle that may have made him a little slower and hurt his explosiveness.

I think that getting healthy, being the top receiver and Luck hopefully developing a better deep ball will really showcase this guy. He has good size and great speed, and will become more of a know name because people will be watching Luck a ton next year.

2009 kickoff highlights:


NotRickJames 03-08-2011 03:41 AM

John Brantley. He'll be the latest to benefit from Charlie Weis offense.

LizardState 03-08-2011 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by niel89 (Post 2546699)
Chris Owusu - WR - Stanford

Was a dynamic return man (3 KR for TD) and deep threat in 09 for Stanford during Lucks first year starting. He had injuries all of last year and had to compete with some pretty good WRs for catches. He also filled in his frame with more muscle that may have made him a little slower and hurt his explosiveness.

I think that getting healthy, being the top receiver and Luck hopefully developing a better deep ball will really showcase this guy. He has good size and great speed, and will become more of a know name because people will be watching Luck a ton next year.

2009 kickoff highlights:


you could argue that Owusu has broken out & has a high profile in the Pac 12 that he led in return yardage 2 yrs. ago.

It was huge that he & Andrew Luck have worked together for awhile & having Owusu in 2011 may have been a big factor in Luck's decision to stay in school for his jr. yr. They could well be the top passing combo in the Pac 12 & the nation this season if they stay healthy

CashmoneyDrew 03-08-2011 01:04 PM

For the Vols:

- WR, Justin Hunter SO.
- QB, Tyler Bray SO.
- WR, Da'Rick Rogers SO.
- DE, Jacques Smith SO.

I'd list a couple of the offensive linemen too. Should be a break-out year for the Vols offense.

DoughBoy 03-08-2011 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CashmoneyDrew (Post 2547010)
For the Vols:

- WR, Justin Hunter SO.
- QB, Tyler Bray SO.
- WR, Da'Rick Rogers SO.
- DE, Jacques Smith SO.

I'd list a couple of the offensive linemen too. Should be a break-out year for the Vols offense.

I agree with this, you think Corey Miller going to get enough PT to be considered a breakout canidate? Our sophmore class is going to be so freaking sick.

DiG 03-08-2011 01:13 PM

Watch out for Danny Obrien ladies and gents. Coming into his sophomore year after throwing for 2438 yards and 22 tds as a freshman in only 10 games. He loses Torrey Smith but MD is never really short of decent WRs. Kevin Dorsey is a big time recruit that should see a lot more playing time with all the senior receivers leaving. Could be an adjustment year with the new coaching but I expect them to lean on Obrien heavily. 2012 might be his real break out year but I'm looking for a big year this year too.


shylo3716 03-08-2011 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CashmoneyDrew (Post 2547010)
For the Vols:

- WR, Justin Hunter SO.
- QB, Tyler Bray SO.
- WR, Da'Rick Rogers SO.
- DE, Jacques Smith SO.

I'd list a couple of the offensive linemen too. Should be a break-out year for the Vols offense.

Hunter had a helluva FR. year defenses will key in on him a lot this year because of his Fr. year which he "Broke out" I see him as the next A.J. Green.


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