The New England Patriots finished their season two wins short of their goal—a Super Bowl victory. To rectify that situation in 2014, they'll need some new stars to break out and contribute in a big way.
Julian Edelman—over 100 catches and 1,000 yards—and Chandler Jones—double-digit sacks—broke out in 2014 and propelled the Patriots to a 12-4 record. Edelman will almost certainly test free agency, and Jones won't be able to take anyone by surprise next year.
Here are five players who could step up and surprise next season.