Although the following players are not as likely to have breakout seasons as those on the previous slides, they certainly possess the attributes to be amongst that group.
Alexander has the size, speed and skills to be a stud NFL receiver. However, injury issues are always a concern and have impeded his progress somewhat during his first two seasons.
He has averaged an impressive 16 yards per reception thus far and has consistently shown an ability to get separation deep and use his 6'5" frame and leaping ability to go up high and pull down catches in traffic.
Alexander is not expected to endure any type of major surgery this offseason (which is rare for him) and he will have several months to get stronger and ready for the approaching campaign.
If healthy, most agree that Alexander could make very solid contributions in St. Louis.
Most may be scratching their head on this one but a healthy Smith, with new coach, couldhave a much improved year, assuming he takes a reportedly mandatory pay cut, as covered here.
Smith has struggled in space at times in pass protection but is a very good run blocker. Perhaps a healthy Smith could excel inside? He has the talent to have a breakout season and I think he could make the switch to guard successfully.
Stewart had a pretty darn good under-the-radar year in 2011, with 84 tackles, three sacks and an interception. At just 23, Stewart looks to have a solid career in front of him.
However, it would be tough for him to "break out" next year, since he really had one already in 2011. Increasing his numbers in 2012 will not be easy, thus making him unlikely to have a breakout season.
Brown signed a five-year, $37.5 million dollar contract as a highly prized free agent acquisition in 2009. Brown has played inconsistently for the Rams for the most part, but at just 28, should have all the skills and ability intact to up his level of play in 2012 and have a breakout season of sorts himself.
Brown has two years remaining on his contract so he is very likely to return.
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