19 October 2020

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Top NFL Breakout Offensive Players 2020

Here is my personal top 5 list of offensive players I see having huge breakout seasons this upcoming NFL seasons, some because their team situation has improved, and some solely based on their talent.

Drew Lock – Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) runs against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Jack Dempsey – Associated Press

With much improved weapons, after drafting Jerry Jeudy, K.J Hamler, and signing Melvin Gordon, expect this Broncos offense to explode this season. Lock has a huge arm, and was great to end the season last year. He should be able to lead this talented team back to the playoffs.

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Breshad Perriman – New York Jets

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 29:  Breshad Perriman #19 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in action against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Raymond James Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Michael Reeves – Getty Images

Perriman finally showed some of his potential last season with the Buccaneers, having some big games down the stretch when the teams top WRs went down. It seems all he needed was consistent playing time, and he will get that in New York. Expect him to be a heavily used deep threat for Darnold, and an effective one.

Derrius Guice – Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice (29) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
Mike Stewart – Associated Press

Guice was dominant in college, but injuries have stopped him from making meaningful impact in the NFL to this point. However, his talent is undoubtable, and if he is able to be healthy, he is guarenteed a lead back role. With guys like Haskins and Mclaurin having more experience, we could see a drastic improvement to what was a poor offense last season.

Hayden Hurst – Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst (81) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Nick Wass – Assocoiated Press

Hurst was not as heavily involved last season in Baltimore, on a run heavy team where Mark Andrews dominated tight end targets. However, as the TE1 on a pass heavy team like Atlanta, he can definitely excel. We should see him become one of Matt Ryan’s favorite targets this season, and be very effective for the Falcons offense.

Deebo Samuel – San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs the ball against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
David Zalubowski – Associated Press

Deebo showed flashes last season for the 49ers, but mostly on trick plays and certain short routes. As he develops more of a rapport with Jimmy G, he will become more and more involved in this offense. Apart from Kittle, he is the team’s best pass catcher, and should see a huge uptick in targets and catches next year in San Fran.

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