Sometimes it takes an NFL Draft pick a season or two before finding their footing and witnessing a breakout season. Hall of Famers like Peyton Manning even suffered this fate as a rookie, with his 28 interceptions still marking a single-season franchise record for the Colts.
2022 NFL Draft: 7 Players Poised For Second-Year Breakout
It is a popular trend that the second year in the league sees players settle in and, oftentimes, breakout into superstardom. Keeping this in mind, which players are poised to make this leap in the 2023 NFL season?
Breakout Candidate No. 1: Jordan Davis, DT, Eagles
Jordan Davis is the first of a few former Georgia Bulldogs on the list. He is a wrecking ball on the interior. Davis is nearly impossible to block in one-on-one situations and shows the ability to eat up double teams whenever they come his way.
To become a legitimate star in the NFL, Davis must unlock a level of consistency that he lacked in college. Whether we chalk it up to the scheme or his conditioning, the mammoth of a man never logged a high snap count.
With the addition of Jalen Carter to the crew, perhaps Davis will not need to stay on the field more often. However, Davis has the potential to put up some gaudy numbers if he proves capable of holding down third-down snaps.