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NFL's Breakout Candidates at Every Position for 2013
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Ryan Tannehill is ready to break out in 2013.

Every year there are players at each position who make a significant jump in production from the year prior. While rookies are always an unknown, these breakout performers have at least a year of NFL experience under their belts before they burst onto the NFL scene and become household names.

Typically, there are a couple players at each position who break out each year. Sometimes these players are on the cusp of greatness, while others come out of nowhere to take the league by storm.

The players who come out of nowhere to become NFL stars are virtually impossible to predict, as are any of the specialists, like punters, kickers and returners, which is why they won’t be included on the following list.

However, there is at least one player at each position we can peg as a legitimate breakout candidate in 2013. Some of the players on the list have been highly touted all offseason, while others are still operating in the NFL shadows.

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