It seems like every year there are a handful of young players that take a leap past their previous season performances. For some, it takes longer than others—take Darren McFadden for example.
In his first two seasons in the NFL he had quickly fallen below pre-draft expectations and was generally perceived as being a little too soft and brittle to become a star. Yet, something finally clicked, and he exploded onto the scene, gaining more than 1,600 yards from scrimmage and averaging 5.2 yards per carry.
Sometimes a player just needs a little time and opportunity to get the ball rolling. The hard part is predicting who's finally ready to bust out. Our only indicator is what's seen in preseason action and what's heard out of training camp.
With two weeks of preseason down, here are the guys that look primed for a big year.