NFL players usually make quite the leap in their understanding of the game between their rookie and sophomore seasons. This often leads to an improvement in performance, and with a shortened offseason last year, this should be even more true for the 2011 NFL draft class.
That means players like Cam Newton, A.J. Green, Von Miller and Patrick Peterson are going to be even better this year than they were last year—a frightening thought for their opponents.
Here's a look at which players we predict to make that leap during their sophomore season. Here is the 2012 NFL All-Sophomore Team.