Potential breakout WRs in 2013

Randall Cobb among pass-catchers poised for a big season

Originally Published: July 18, 2013
By Matt Williamson | ESPN Insider

Randall Cobb Brian Spurlock/US PresswireRandall Cobb is poised for a big season in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers.

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.

1. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

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.