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
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.
Breshad Perriman – New York Jets
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
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
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
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.