NFL Quarterbacks and Offensive Skill Positions: Break-Out Names to Watch in 2009

Leo PizziniAnalyst IJune 24, 2009

NFL Quarterbacks and Offensive Skill Positions: Break-Out Names to Watch in 2009

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    ATLANTA - DECEMBER 14: Running back Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons rushes upfield against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  at the Georgia Dome on December 14, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

15. QB Jason Campbell - Washington Redskins

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    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21:  Quarterback Jason Campbell #17 of the Washington Redskins in action against the Philadelphia Eagles during the game on December 21, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

14. WR Chris Henry - Cincinnatti Bengals

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    ATLANTA - AUGUST 27:  Wide receiver Chris Henry #15 of the Cincinnati Bengals gets into position before the snap during the game against the Atlanta Falcons on August 27, 2007 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Falcons beat the Bengals 24-19.

13. WR Miles Austin - Dallas Cowboys

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    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 30:  Miles Austin #19 of the Dallas Cowboys runs with the ball after a pass completion against the Washington Redskins on December 30, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

12. QB JaMarcus Russell - Oakland Raiders

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    OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 28:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders passes during the game against the San Diego Chargers on September 28, 2008 at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

11. TE Brent Celek - Philadelphia Eagles

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 21: Brent Celek #87 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball during the game against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field October 21, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

10. WR Hakeem Nicks - New York Giants

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    CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 08:  Hakeem Nicks #88 of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates on the field during the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/G

9. WR Devin Hester - Chicago Bears

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    CHICAGO - DECEMBER 07: Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears runs for yardage after catching a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 7, 2008 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Packers 23-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel

8. RB Reggie Bush - New Orleans Saints

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 19:  Running back Reggie Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Na'il Diggs #53 and Tyler Brayton #96 of the Carolina Panthers during the game at Bank of America Stadium on October 19, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

7. QB Byron Leftwhich - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Byron Leftwich #7 of the Jacksonville Jaguars signals to the bench that a run is short of a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  at Jacksonville  Municipal Stadium on August 18, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florid

6. QB Matt Schaub - Houston Texans

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    HOUSTON - OCTOBER 19:  Quarterback Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans during play against the Detroit Lions at Reliant Stadium on October 19, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

5. WR Santonio Holmes - Pittsburgh Steelers

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Santonio Holmes #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a reception against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Steelers won 27-23.  (Photo by Al Bello/Ge

4. RB Donald Brown - Indianapolis Colts

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 18:  Donald Brown #34 of the Connecticut Huskies runs the ball against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on October 18, 2008 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers defeated Connecticut 12-10.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty

3. RB Chris Wells - Arizona Cardinals

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 07:  Chris Wells #28 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs for a 65-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the Louisiana State University Tigers during the AllState BCS National Championship on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdo

2. QB Trent Edwards - Buffalo Bills

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 28:  Trent Edwards #5 of the Buffalo Bills calls out a play during the game against the New England Patriots on December 28, 2008 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

1. RB Maurice Jones-Drew - Jacksonville Jaguars

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 14:  Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars breaks the tackle of Brandon Chillar #54 of the Green Bay Packers during the game at Jacksonville Municipal stadium on December 14, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo

Honorable Mention Watch List

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    LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 08: Knowshon Moreno #24 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs with the ball during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at the Commonwealth Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)