Everyone is talking about who will break out in the 2009 NFL season.
I am guilty of doing so as well, but what about those players that should have already broken out by now?
The players that have the tools and the situations, but just can't get the job done.
Well that is what this slide show is on— the 10 NFL Players That Have to Prove Themselves in 2009
They are in no particular order.
Matt Schaub is still relatively young and has not really proven his worth.
Although he has made strides toward becoming a good QB. He has not shown that he can survive a whole season.
Until he can go one season without missing a game the Texans will not be getting their money's worth.
Vince Young was the third overall pick in 2006 and was the Rookie of The Year.
After that he has done nothing really worth mentioning.
He needs to prove that he is not a bust and is a franchise QB.
Maurice Jones-Drew is an amazing running back.
He was arguably the best back of his class.
However, the reason why he is on this list is because he hasn't had to carry the load for the Jaguars yet.
So he will have to prove he is an elite back that can carry a team.
Winslow was a very highly touted TE coming out of college.
Injuries have slowed him down with the exception of the 2007 season.
He has since been traded to the Tampa where he will have to prove he can not only meet his potential, but also that he was not a one-year wonder living in the shadow of his father.
The No. 10 overall pick in 2007, Okoye has under achieved and there are no excuses for it.
He works along side one of the best DEs in the NFL, which means there are not many double teams coming his way.
He should have at least established an identity by now.
(Sorry I could not find a picture of him mopping like the others.)
Anderson is starting to lose his fan support at an amazing rate.
Two sacks in 31 starts is not really a crowd-pleaser, especially when you were the eighth overall pick.
Hall is on his third team in two years and may have found his team.
Hall just received a big contract and forced the Redskins to cut Shawn Springs, so there is a lot of pressure on Hall to succeed this season.
I want to also include Derrick Anderson in this section.
Both of these QBs need to prove themselves.
Quinn needs to show that he was worth the Browns moving up in the draft.
Derrick Anderson has had the time and needs to prove his worth.
For a man who was supposed to revolutionize the tight end position, he is not doing so well.
He was the highest drafted TE in NFL history and has yet to show that value.
I know he has not had a good QB but c'mon...
First overall pick in 2007 by the Raiders.
He has showed almost no sign of improvement and this is a team with one of the better running games in the NFL.
He needs to show that he is worth not only a draft pick but the most valuable pick.