Every year in the NFL, we see young prospects take that next step in their development and emerge as stars. We saw it a season ago when players such as Derek Carr, David Johnson and Jay Ajayi proved to the rest of the league that they were for real. So who will the breakout stars of 2017 be? There are plenty of candidates out there, with many top young talents set to play larger roles for their respective teams. The following list pinpoints 20 players destined to earn the “breakout star” label this upcoming season.
Just to clarify, I don’t consider rookies as breakout candidates. All players on this list have at least one year in the NFL under their belts.