Detroit Lions: 5 Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2013

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Detroit Lions: 5 Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2013
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The Detroit Lions' roster was given a makeover this offseason. Old familiar faces are gone—thanks to free agency—and in their place are young shiny faces waiting to make a name for themselves in the NFL.

In other words, the Lions are loaded with potential breakout stars.

In 2010, the Lions drafted Ndamukong Suh second overall, and expectations were high. Yet he exceeded all of them on his way to the Pro Bowl and the Rookie of the Year award. Breakout!

In 2012, Joique Bell came out of nowhere to rack up big yardage for the Lions. The Wayne State alum went undrafted in 2010 but outperformed Mikel Leshoure, the Lions' second-round pick in 2011, on a regular basis. Breakout!

Which player will pleasantly surprise everyone and have a big impact on the Lions this year?

Here are five players to watch for.  

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