Ah, its the infamous Jerome Simpson, who has has been on this list longer than almost anyone else. With an aging Chad Ochocinco and a extremely young receiving core, Jerome got his chance in 2010 and finally showed the talent he had only previously shown in preseason games.
Jerome has been a target for Bengals fans for years as he struggled to even be dressed on Sundays and the All-Star player that was picked a few spots behind him in the second round, Deshawn Jackson.
Prior to 2010, Simpson only had one career start and only one career regular season catch that went for just two yards. On his way to becoming one of the biggest busts in recent history, Jerome fought hard in training camp and once again put on a show in late preseason games, earning him what many believed to be his last chance.
Well, Simpson once again struggled to dress on Sundays until Terrell Owen went down for the year and then the light switch flicked on. Jerome exploded onto the scene, starting in five games and racking up 20 receptions for 277 yards and three touchdowns.
Now the Bengals are once again under new offensive direction, and it will be interesting to see how Jerome can learn the new system. Regardless, look for Jerome to be starting in 2011 and to be a much more dedicated player. He can open up this year's draft for the Bengals as well, if he can prove to them he is No. 1 receiver material. He has already been rumored to be hanging out with his new offensive coordinator and soaking up the new West Coast offensive scheme. 2011 is Jerome Simpson's year and he needs to continue on his upward climb to become the player the Bengals hoped he would be.