Top 10 AFC breakout players

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Joe Haden among players who could have big seasons

Originally Published: June 7, 2012
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Marcell DareusRobert Mayer/US PresswireMarcell Dareus should shine for the Bills in 2012.

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.

AFC breakout players | NFC breakout players

Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.