Tag Archives: 2016 breakout players

Breakout Player Recap: Running Back

Running back can be an interesting position to project breakouts for as so much of it comes down to opportunity. All five players I picked entering 2016 figured to have that, but thanks to injuries and other factors only two … Continue reading

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2016 Breakout Players: Defensive Backs

Like so many other positions, defensive back breakouts now seem more common as a result of the ever evolving passing game. Just last year alone had Josh Norman, Darius Slay, Tyrann Mathieu, Jason Verrett and even rookies such as Marcus … Continue reading

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2016 Breakout Players: Linebackers

With defensive schemes always changing, linebacker is always an interesting position to project breakouts for. While there are traditional linebackers to account for, over the years we’ve seen the development of pass rush specialists. In most cases, that pertains to … Continue reading

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2016 Breakout Players: Defensive Linemen

Like some of the previous positions I’ve covered, a lot of defensive linemen breakouts in recent years have come due to the passing game. Sure there are your elite run stoppers, and those players such as Aaron Donald and Geno … Continue reading

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2016 Breakout Players: Tight Ends

Like receivers, tight end breakouts are also becoming extremely frequent. However this trend could be attributed to the evolution of the position as much as it as volume. The majority of the league’s starting tight ends can easily run past … Continue reading

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2016 Breakout Players: Wide Receivers

As a result of the pass heavy offenses, breakout positions in terms of wide receivers are now more common than ever. Just last year, Allen Robinson, Brandin Cooks, Allen Hurns, John Brown and many more all took their games to … Continue reading

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2016 Breakout Players: Running Backs

In the past, running back breakouts on many occasions could be determined by opportunity. Unfortunately in today’s NFL where the ball is thrown more than ever, there may not be as many chances to go around.  For instance, there were … Continue reading

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