10 NFL players poised to have breakout seasons, by Chris Wesseling
Kenny Britt, Titans WR
Taking over as the most effective passer in recent Titans history, Matt Hasselbeck will enjoy the services of the most talented receiver of his 12-year career.
Dez Bryant, Cowboys WR
Now that Roy Williams in Chicago, Bryant will play all three downs opposite Miles Austin. With the talent to be as physically dominant as any receiver in football, Bryant was the best offensive player in Cowboys camp.
Jimmy Graham, Saints TE
Rob Gronkowski, Patriots TE
Now an every-down player, Gronk has been described as an "absolute beast," "unguardable in the red zone," and "a man among boys" in training camp. Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez are the most dangerous weapons Tom Brady has at his disposal.
Tim Hightower, Redskins RB
Including games against the Steelers and Ravens, Hightower exploded for 170 yards on 25 preseason carries. Locked in as a three-down starter, Hightower is a natural fit for the Shanahan offense.
Felix Jones, Cowboys RB
Throw in an explosive offense and a top run-blocking line, and Jones is this year's best bet to go Arian Foster on the league.
Mario Manningham, Giants WR
Knowshon Moreno, Broncos RB
After arriving to camp in tip-top shape, Moreno is more explosive than ever. He's poised to take advantage of Fox's run-oriented offense with Kyle Orton keep defenses honest.
Matthew Stafford, Lions QB
With weapons galore, Stafford is poised to take advantage of that pass-friendly offense after posting a near-perfect 154.7 passer rating in exhibition action.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals RB
Now healthy and locked in as Arizona's workhorse, Wells is once again running with confidence while flashing big-play speed, power, and elusiveness. Drawing praise from his head coach as an all-around back this year, Wells is a lock for his first 1,000-yard season.