2011 NFL Predictions: One NFL Player Ready To Break Out for Each Team

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2011 NFL Predictions: One NFL Player Ready To Break Out for Each Team
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Every year in the NFL, there are players who outperform expectations by taking their games to the next level. 

These are players who rise to the occasion when given the opportunity to showcase their talents, and oftentimes, they can carry a team to the postseason and beyond. 

Sometimes, these players come out of nowhere, but just as often, the seeds are planted for a breakout in the previous season. 

The Green Bay Packers had many of these players last season, including rookie corner back Sam Shields, who went from undrafted free agent to Super Bowl starter, and running back James Starks, who emerged in the middle of the season as the Pack's best rushing option after starting the year injured. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Wallace showcased his breakaway speed and uncanny ability to find the end zone with a 39-catch, six-touchdown season as a rookie, which foreshadowed his breakout 60-catch, 1,257-yard and 10-score campaign last year. 

Sometimes, all a player needs is a little opportunity to get the job done, which can come in the form of a solid training camp performance, a veteran under performing or simply an injury to the current starter.

Houston's Arian Foster came into a starting job last year due to an injury to Ben Tate and a subpar season from Steve Slaton the year before, and he quickly became the most explosive back in the NFL. 

Players will break out this year, even if we're not sure exactly who. What follows is a list of every NFL team's player who is most primed for a breakout this year. 

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