The Cardinals' next breakout performer is...

The Arizona Cardinals have a handful of breakout candidates this season, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. Find out which players have the best chance to emerge during the 2015 campaign inside.

For anyone who thought this would be WR Michael Floyd, sorry but that ship has sailed.

Floyd appears to be a born No. 2 NFL wideout and, in my opinion, his chances of developing into a true No. 1 threat decline by the day ... He can (and will be) a high end No. 2, however, for a long time.

Analysis: Many tabbed Floyd as a prime breakout candidate in 2014, but it didn’t happen. Floyd is too inconsistent and one-dimensional to be a No. 1 wideout at this point in his career, but he’s solid as a No. 2.

Now let's move on to the next Arizona Cardinals with a chance to breakout in 2015.

Breakout Candidates

WR John Brown

Analysis: Brown will be given every opportunity to become Arizona’s No. 1 wideout in 2015. Brown put a focus on his health this offseason and even lived with Carson Palmer. Both factors should bode well for a potential breakout year for Brown.

RB David Johnson

Analysis: Johnson has a unique blend of speed and power and his versatility has been compared to that of Matt Forte. It wouldn’t be a shock if Johnson ended up as the Cardinals’ starting running back at some point this season.

OT D.J. Humphries

Analysis: Humphries was a luxury pick in the first round and because of that his immediate playing time may be limited. If Humphries does, he could make an impact, but there’s a chance he’ll be buried on the depth chart.

Other Notes:

The Cardinals acquired what they expect to be three future starters with the team’s first three draft picks. As explained above, Humphries might have to wait to see expanded action but LB Markus Golden will be leaned heavily in 2015 and is another potential breakout star along with Johnson (the team's third-round pick).

Fourth-round pick DT Rodney Gunter is a wild card and could turn this draft class into a huge success ... so keep an eye on him as the sleeper of this group.


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