In Around The NFL's "Making the Leap" series, we feature emerging players to keep an eye on in 2016. Whether rising from no-namer to quality starter or vaulting from standout to superstar, each of these individuals is poised to break through in the coming campaign. To view a player spotlight, click on its entry below.
NOTE: Entries will be added as they are completed in this ongoing series.
As a rookie, Tyler Lockett wasted no time making his name known as an All-Pro kick returner. Kevin Patra explores why the WR will be even more dynamic for Seattle's offense in Year 2.
It was supposed to take time for Marcus Mariota to adapt to the NFL game, but the No. 2 overall pick displayed off-the-charts poise as a rookie. And Conor Orr thinks he can be a top-12 QB in Year 2.
Former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has yet to live up to his lofty billing, but he showed plenty of promise last season. In fact, Gregg Rosenthal thinks he could emerge as a Terrell Suggs-like force.