In each and every NFL season, at least one player per team emerges from his under-the-radar status to make a major impact, and 2014 won't be any different. It's time to assess every team's potential secret weapon for this upcoming season.
No player that has already achieved "star" status was eligible for this list, and a number of those included are rookies. But there's also a smattering of second- and third-year players and a few veterans as well.
The primary reason why a player is included here is because he isn't currently being discussed as a potential big-time contributor, and that happens for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the player has yet to truly prove himself. In others, he has a number of more well-known options in front of him. And for the unheralded rookies on this list, they are victims of both of the aforementioned causes.
But just because a player isn't thought of as a star doesn't mean he can't or won't perform and help his team win games. Trying to pick a club's breakout player provides an interesting exercise that can shed light on the club's potential fortunes.
Here is the potential secret weapon for every NFL team for the 2014 season.