Star players often steal the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of the year when many big-name contributors receive massive contract extensions or run into off-the-field trouble.
But every year, we also witness plenty of promising young playmakers who step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season.
Some of these guys were merely backups or barely even played the previous year (if they saw the field at all), while others were full-fledged starters who are just on the cusp of reaching their immense potential.
But all of them appear to be ready to take a big leap with a breakout campaign in 2014.
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