Every year, every college football team has a new contributor that was not there the previous season.
This void is usually the result of players leaving via graduation or the NFL draft.
Other times the coaching staff makes a decision to move a player to a new position or the player is simply the best option.
Regardless of the reason, player turnover is an unavoidable aspect of the college game. Student-athletes only get four years of eligibility, so it makes sustaining a winning program a little harder. Luckily, it makes up for it by exponentially increasing the opportunities for players trying to find their niche.
A breakout player is one that takes that new opportunity given to him and makes the most out of it.
Who will be this year's Justin Blackmon?