Predicting the NFL’s Breakout Sophomores of 2016

May 20, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2016 NFL draft class is the new and popular thing to talk about right now, but forgetting about the 2015 crop would be unwise.
Second-year players who have been able to focus on improving after uneven or possibly unproductive rookie seasons will benefit from not going through the draft process this offseason. The grind they faced last year while trying to improve draft stock is long gone.
Some players can walk into the NFL and be impactful right away, but most take time to acclimate to their new surroundings. The mental and physical leap is massive for many in their first seasons. As the 2015 class settles in, a handful of second-year players are poised for breakout campaigns this year.
Whether it be due to injury or a limited role thanks to the depth chart, a handful of talented rookies weren't able to really maximize their production. There are eight players who are now in position to grab starting jobs and will blow their previous achievements as rookies out of th...

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