Every year in the NFL, a handful of highly regarded players have disappointing seasons after being very successful one season prior. 2011 will be no different. In fact, with the NFL lockout depleting crucial offseason preparation time, some players could take an even steeper nosedive.
One of those players could be the Atlanta Falcons' Michael Turner.
Turner is a stud who plays for a Super Bowl-caliber team that just added another dangerous weapon to its already-lethal backfield. Julio Jones joins Turner, Roddy White and Matt Ryan to form a monstrous quartet in the Falcons' offense.
So how is it likely that Turner will regress in 2011? Let's find out.
Including Turner, here are seven NFL stars whose play will decline in the 2011 season.
Sources: WalterFootball.com, NFL.com, ESPN.com