Predicting the Next Arian Foster: Which NFL Non-Rookies Will Breakout Next Year?

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Predicting the Next Arian Foster: Which NFL Non-Rookies Will Breakout Next Year?
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is in the midst of a career year in which he is currently leading the league in rushing. While Foster's 920 rushing yards heading into Sunday's game against the New York Jets is impressive, what is more impressive is that he is tied for ninth in carries yet still finds his name tops among all runners.

Foster was regarded highly among some heading into the season, but no one could have seen the second-year pro leading the league in rushing yards nine games into the season, especially over the likes of Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson.

Now the question is: Who will be the next Arian Foster?

There are certainly some viable candidates who haven't lived up to their potential or their role hasn't increased yet. When looking for players who could have breakout seasons a year from now, it's important to see how they have played to date and how they finish this season.

Foster is an example of a guy that received significant playing time in the last couple weeks of the season last year and carried it into this year.

With that being said, here are five guys that are poised to breakout next season.

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