In the first season of yet another rebuild in Washington, Jay Gruden will look to certain players to shoulder a heavier load in 2014. They could be second-year players hoping to break out or former fringe players suddenly thrust into the spotlight, but leadership is something that will be vital in D.C. this season.
This article takes a look at five players who should become more established as the year progresses. The selection process was not simply limited to time on the football field—consideration was also given to performance off the field and intangible qualities like temperament and the ability to act as a mentor for junior players.
The whole package, basically.
Read on to find out who made the cut.