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Top 10 Potential Breakout Players for the 2023 NFL Season

As the NFL gears up for another exciting season, fans are eagerly anticipating the emergence of new stars who will redefine the league's landscape. These players have the potential to break out and make a significant impact in the upcoming 2023 NFL season. Let's take a closer look at ten players who are primed for breakout performances:

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars After a rocky start to his NFL career, Lawrence's second-half surge in 2022 showcased his superstar potential. With improved supporting talent and a new offensive coordinator, Lawrence is poised to make a significant leap in Year 3, potentially solidifying his status as a franchise quarterback.

2. Penei Sewell, OT, Detroit Lions Sewell's rapid improvement since his rookie season is impressive. His prowess in pass protection and raw athleticism bode well for his continued growth. Despite playing on the right side, Sewell's dominance could soon elevate him to the ranks of elite tackles in the league.

3. A.J. Terrell, CB, Atlanta Falcons Terrell's breakout campaign in 2021 showcased his shutdown cornerback abilities. While he faced challenges in 2022, a revamped Atlanta defense and improved pass rush could help Terrell regain his All-Pro form. His potential to be the NFC's top cornerback in 2023 is undeniable.

4. Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets Despite a stellar rookie season, Wilson's performance was overshadowed by established stars. However, with Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback, Wilson's skill set could flourish, potentially propelling him into the conversation among the league's elite wide receivers.

5. Jaquan Brisker, S, Chicago Bears Brisker's versatility and playmaking ability shone through as a rookie. With his skill set reminiscent of Jamal Adams, Brisker's growth could make him a cornerstone of Chicago's defense, provided he stays healthy.

6. Jalen Pitre, S, Houston Texans Pitre's all-around contributions and playmaking instincts made him a standout in the Houston defense. With more talent around him, and the addition of Defensive minded head coach DeMeco Ryans Pitre's efficiency could increase, potentially solidifying his status as a playmaking safety.

7. Skyy Moore, WR, Kansas City Chiefs Moore's potential lies in the opportunity presented by JuJu Smith-Schuster's departure. If Moore can secure a regular role in the Chiefs' offense, his talent and explosive abilities could lead to a breakout year as a reliable receiver.

8. Quinn Meinerz, G, Denver Broncos Meinerz's imposing presence and impact on the ground game have been impossible to ignore. As the Broncos strengthen their offensive line, Meinerz's consistency and Pro Bowl potential make him a player to watch in 2023.

9. Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami Dolphins Phillips's speed and bend off the edge make him a disruptive force. Despite a slight dip in sack numbers, Phillips's increased quarterback pressures suggest his breakout could be imminent. If he continues to develop, he could be a game-changing pass rusher.

10. Charles Cross, OT, Seattle Seahawks Stepping in as a rookie left tackle, Cross displayed promise while protecting the blindside of Geno Smith. With a year of experience under his belt, Cross's growth could solidify his place as a cornerstone of the Seahawks' offensive line.

The 2023 NFL season promises to be an exciting one, with these players poised to make their mark and potentially redefine their careers. Keep an eye on these breakout candidates as they aim to showcase their potential and leave a lasting impact on the league.

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