Top 10 AFC breakout players
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Joe Haden among players who could have big seasons
Every year in the NFL, there are players who take their games to the next level. They go from role players to difference-makers; consistent players to stars. They become players their teams can count on to make the difference in a close game.
Below is my list of 10 AFC players, both offensive and defensive, who I think will break out this coming season.
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