With NFL training camp set to begin next week for all 32 teams, there will be plenty of young stars looking to make the next step towards becoming elite football players. Demaryius Thomas made headlines in a good way last year for the Denver Broncos, but was not close to living up to his potential.
There are many players trying to live up to their potential as first-round picks, while others were given more motivation to work hard and prove they can have a significant role on an NFL franchise.
Matthew Stafford finally lived up to the expectations of the number one overall selection by throwing for over 5,000 yards and leading the Detroit Lions to the playoffs. Meanwhile, Antonio Brown and Lardarius Webb finally gained respect from around the league after their brilliant seasons with AFC contenders.
What players will have breakout seasons in 2012? Here is one breakout player from each division.