NFL Sophomores: To The Next Step

We all want to know who the stars of tomorrow will be and in the NFL many of the stars have already aligned. But's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber selects seven second-year players - one from each round (1 – 7) – who have the opportunity to make an impact this season and take the next step.

We all know that Matt Ryan, Jerod Mayo and Jake Long had outstanding rookie years and they will undoubtedly be three of the future stars in the NFL. But what about the guys who played last season, showed promise and are flying under the radar this year as potential breakout stars?

With that said; I chose seven second-year players - one from each round (1 – 7) observed their situation, analyzed their performance from last year and determined the sophomores looking to the next step.

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A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber's features are published across the network and on If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at:

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