Predicting the NFL’s Sophomore Slumps for the 2015 Season

July 11, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

2014 was a big year for newcomers in the National Football League.
There were any number of big first seasons across the league. Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants was an unstoppable force over the season's second half. Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reeled in 12 touchdown catches. Kelvin Benjamin of the Carolina Panthers topped 1,000 receiving yards.
And that was just the wide receivers.
However, as big an impact as rookies like Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill and St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald had on their teams in 2014, those youngsters aren't out of the woods yet.
There's always the fear that Cinderella will turn back into a pumpkin (or something—I don't think that's quite how the story went)—that a sophomore slump will erase that first year's glory.
It can be a real drag—just ask Doug Martin.
With that in mind, here's a look at players who may be fielding some uncomfortable questions—whet...

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