Every year players seem to come from nowhere. Whether it’s Arian Foster or someone like Alfred Morris, breakout stars are more common than ever.
Here are five players who will have breakout seasons in 2013:
Michael Floyd, WR
Michael Floyd came out of Notre Dame with all the talent in the world. It was a good situation.
However, he came into the league in the worst possible situation…as a member of the Arizona Cardinals – one of the worst quarterbacked teams in quite some time.
Yet he recorded 45 receptions and 562 yards.
With Larry Fitzgerald on the opposite side of the field, and a new quarterback at the helm in Carson Palmer, the 6’3” wide receiver will benefit from Bruce Arians’ passing attack.
Lamar Miller, RB
No Reggie Bush means Lamar Miller should get a great opportunity to shine inside Miami’s offense. Also, with the addition of Mike Wallace, safeties will be forced to watch out for the deep ball which will give Miller more room to operate.
Miller averaged five yards a carry in 2012 during limited action but Miami has enough confidence in him to ride the somewhat inconsistent wave he may carry during his first year as a starter.
Expect Miller to shine bright if quarterback Ryan Tannehill can prove he’s a No. 1 worthy quarterback because he will ultimately take pressure off of the young guy’s shoulders.
Danny Amendola, WR
Danny Amendola recorded 63 receptions, 666 yards and three touchdowns last season in St. Louis. He has been a solid player for the Rams but he’s ready to explode onto the scene with Tom Brady as his quarterback.
Brady will utilize Amendola in a similar fashion as Wes Welker, working the underneath routes to perfection.
He may not statistically put up the same amount of numbers as Welker but he will be a nice option for Brady and will record his best season as a professional.
David Wilson, RB
Ahmad Bradshaw won Super Bowls in New York but his time came to an end. Now it’s time for the former Virginia Tech running back David Wilson.
Wilson is a hard runner who can take any play to the house. He’ll run you over, too.
He averaged five yards a carry and scored four touchdowns last season. He has been patiently waiting for his turn and it will come in 2013.
Randall Cobb, WR
Greg Jennings is gone and now it’s time for Randall Cobb to get more opportunities on the outside. He only started eight times last year but gathered 80 catches for 954 yards.
Oh, and he also has that guy named Aaron Rodgers who throws a billion times per game because of their offense style.
Cobb will explode onto the scene in 2013.