In the 2008 NFL season, it was Antonio Bryant.
In 2009, it was Sidney Rice.
Last season, it was Brandon Lloyd.
Without fail, every season in the NFL brings with it a lesser-known wide receiver who manages to put it all together and explode for a career year.
In some cases, the wide receiver is well into their career before they are ready to have their coming out party. In others, the break-out season is the best season of his career.
And every once in awhile, the break-out season is just the beginning.
The 2011 season will be no different, as there are a number of promising receivers poised to enter the spotlight and post some illustrious numbers. Whether it is due to talent, ideal placement or a combination of the two, the following seven pass-catchers are the most likely candidates to improve their numbers and break out this year.
Cornerbacks better start memorizing these names.