While the vast majority of the focus in the NFL world is currently on prospects who will be selected in next month's draft, there are a number of players already on rosters who are capable of taking their game to a new level and making an impact. It's time to rank the top NFL players primed for breakout seasons in 2014.
In order to qualify for this list, a player cannot have already had the kind of season that places him in the upper echelon of those at his position. These are players that are on the cusp of doing great things and are now ready to explode on the scene.
In some cases on this list, injury has limited a player's potential prospects. In others, it's about experience. And a few just need (and will receive) a larger opportunity to showcase their skills.
In this column, I rank the eight players poised for breakout campaigns in descending order. So the eighth player on the list doesn't have as good a chance as the seventh and so on and so forth, leading up to the No. 1 player, who is a virtual lock to put it all together and dominate this fall.
Here is the ranking of the top NFL players primed for a breakout season in 2014.