DeVante Parker headlines offensive players poised to break out in Year 2

The 2016 NFL Draft is right around the corner, but for a moment, let's examine how some key figures from last year's draft class are progressing.

The 2015 campaign saw plenty of significant contributions from rookies on the offensive side of the ball. Offensive Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley took the league by storm, eclipsing 125 rushing yards in each of his first four starts. Meanwhile, wide receiver Amari Cooper routinely torched opposing secondaries, posting a 1,000-yard campaign in his debut season. David Johnson was one of the league's most explosive running backs in the second half of the season, excelling in all facets of the game. And of course, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota appeared to validate their lofty draft positions (Nos. 1 and 2, respectively), showing immense promise as quarterbacks to build around.

It's easy to expect big things from all of those guys in 2016, but who else will make their mark in Year 2? Which offensive player from the 2015 draft class is bound to break out in a major way in 2016?

I think DeVante Parker will break out this year. I'm a big believer in his talent -- he can be a No. 1 receiver in that Miami Dolphins offense, particularly under first-year head coach Adam Gase. Gase will simplify the scheme to make sure quarterback Ryan Tannehill is comfortable making decisions from the pocket.

Based on Parker's talent, he will be one of the focal points of the passing game. With Jarvis Landry playing in the slot and possibly getting double-teamed, Parker will win a number of one-on-one matchups, and I fully expect him to have 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns by season's end. I think Stefon Diggs will have a breakout season for the Minnesota Vikings. He has all the talent it takes to be a true No. 1 wide receiver in this league. The thing that's probably holding him back is the ongoing development of Teddy Bridgewater. If Teddy takes that next step this season in the passing game, it will benefit Diggs. The receiver made some big plays as a rookie, and I think we will see more of those in Year 2. Before Thomas Rawls was injured last season, he was lighting it up for Seattle. As an undrafted free-agent signee, Rawls played far better than anyone expected. He would've reached 1,000 rushing yards for the season had he stayed healthy.

With Rawls' talent, I don't think the Seahawks are in much of a panic in the wake of Beast Mode announcing his retirement. I'm expecting Rawls to do a lot in the ground game, because he'll be carrying the load this season. DeVante Parker came on late last season after being limited with a foot injury early in 2015. He was able to make a lot of good catches and plays; over the last six games of the year, he racked up 445 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

With a full offseason to grow more familiar with Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Parker will receive even more opportunities in 2016. I'm really excited to see what he does this season. Tyler Lockett made a big impact on special teams for the Seahawks and also provided some nice production as a slot receiver last season. With a healthy Jimmy Graham -- who will be in the slot with Doug Baldwin -- Lockett will more than likely be up against the fourth or fifth defensive back. He's going to eat those guys alive and put up big numbers on the perimeter for Seattle in his second pro season.

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