- Matt Williamson, ESPN.com
NFL fans and fantasy football players alike are always searching for the next breakout player. For wide receivers in particular, it can take a couple of seasons to adjust to NFL defenses and find the soft spots in zones. For this exercise, I didn't include rookies or wideouts who are already household names such as Dez Bryant or Demaryius Thomas. The six players below are all in differing situations, but I expect them to step up their games dramatically this season.
Here are six young wide receivers whom I like to break out this season.
After catching 80 passes for nearly 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns last year, you can argue that Cobb doesn't belong on this list and has already broken out. In a way he has, but I still feel the best is yet to come for Cobb and this season he will assert himself as a perennial Pro Bowl-type of player.
Matt Williamson takes a look at six wide receivers who have the potential to break out in the 2013 season, including Randall Cobb.