Last summer, was Jameis Winston a household name?
Two summers ago, did you know anything about Johnny Manziel other than that small dustup with the law?
Everett Golson didn't even really have a job two summers ago, and all he did was lead Notre Dame to the BCS National Championship Game.
The unknown is what makes college football beautiful. Players come from out of nowhere to not only shine in the spotlight, but translate that to success after their college days are done.
Who are this year's candidates to break out? Our picks are in this slideshow.