Breakout NFL Players Of 2011
Pete Prisco, of cbssports.com, lists New Orleans Saints’ tight end Jimmy Graham as one of his breakout NFL performers, for 2011. View Prisco’s complete list, courtesy of cbssports.com, below.
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham
At this time last year, Arian Foster was a backup running back for the Houston Texans, with a looming training-camp battle approaching in what appeared to be a crowded backfield. Yes, he flashed late in 2009, but did anybody think he could become what he was in 2010?
All Foster did was lead the NFL in rushing to earn his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
That makes Foster the top breakout player of 2010. So who will be this year’s Arian Foster, a player who has flashed some but is now ready to take it to a Pro Bowl level? I’ve come up with a list of 20 players who have a chance to make their first Pro Bowls in 2011. All have flashed in their careers and appear ready for bigger things in 2011 — if there is a season.