Hopes are high for the 2011 Browns. For a fan base that has had little more than a shred of success in the last 20 years, the current team is perceived by many as the first one with a real chance to do great things in what seems like an eternity.
No one doubts the potential of this squad, but can it be actualized this season? There's no way to know for sure, but many of us have an eye on a few players who we believe to be poised for a breakout year in 2011.
Following are six such players. We've focused on the newly drafted rookies in a lot of our discussions lately, so for this list I'll refrain from including them and instead look to players who have been on the roster since 2010.
Obviously with a squad of young and talented players, the Browns have many more potential breakout stars in their midst who didn't make it onto this list. Your opinions are valued greatly, so please feel free to add additional nominees for such a distinction in the comments below.