Monthly Archives: July 2018

Breakout Player Recap: Defensive Back

As the NFL continues being more pass oriented, defensive back breakouts will only become more common. While some may just judge a breakout off interceptions, recent advancements in stats/data indicate players can make the leap in other ways. This group … Continue reading

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Breakout Player Recap: Linebacker

Thanks to different defensive schemes, linebacker breakouts can take place in various ways. In a 3-4 defense, many outside linebackers are actually edge rushers (think Von Miller or Khalil Mack types), but in a 4-3 defense, an outside linebacker is … Continue reading

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Breakout Player Recap: Defensive Linemen

Defensive linemen breakouts is unique as it can be done in various ways. While rushing the passer is the main skill we’re accustomed to, some players can become premier run stoppers as well. This group ended up being an interesting … Continue reading

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Breakout Player Recap: Tight End

Due to the emphasis on passing, tight end breakouts have become more common. However, some of those players are tight ends in name only. Some of these players can be matchup nightmares in the slot and are rarely used on … Continue reading

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Breakout Player Recap: Wide Receiver

For a while, receiver was one position where I took pride in finding breakout players. The past two years (including 2017), that hasn’t been the case. On the surface, they should be easy to find. But as you’ll notice with … Continue reading

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Breakout Player Recap: Running Back

Due to an extremely talented draft class, 2017 wasn’t an ideal year for breakout running back candidates with NFL experience. Still with that considered, it wasn’t a great year for my breakout predictions at the position. There were some flashes … Continue reading

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Breakout Player Recap: Quarterback

With less than a week until training camps, there’s no better time to look back at who I projected to breakout during the 2017 season. This is always an enjoyable exercise as not only can it be fun to project, … Continue reading

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