Missing the entire offseason due to the NFL lockout in 2011 would hurt any rookie wide receiver's production.
Not A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals, as this 6'4'', 209-pound athletic phenom put up 65 receptions for 1,057 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011.
So how does this NFL star get even better in 2012?
Well, having a whole offseason this year to establish a rapport with quarterback Andy Dalton will help Green's production even more.
Additionally, with the return of Jordan Shipley from injury and the Bengals drafting athletic Rutgers product Mohamed Sanu, Green will be able to avoid being double-covered over the top on deep routes.
Moreover, if Green wants to take the leap from NFL star to NFL superstar in 2012, he has to run crisper routes.
This offseason, Green has worked out extensively on his route running with Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden to become even more explosive.
Furthermore, with an actual offseason, more weapons and becoming a more polished receiver, Green will go from NFL star in 2011 to NFL superstar in 2012.