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Stephen White's NFL breakout players

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The best breakout candidate for all 32 NFL teams this season

All week, retired NFL defensive end Stephen White is rolling out his fifth annual "breakout players" series.

Chad Williams can be a real deep threat for Kyler Murray, if given the chance

Tanzel Smart can prove he belongs with Ndamukong Suh gone

The Seahawks still need David Moore, even if he lacks DK Metcalf’s hype

D.J. Jones will make teams regret trying to run on the 49ers

The Bucs’ new defense will let Noah Spence show he’s a QB’s worst nightmare

Curtis Samuel has a whole other level we haven’t seen ... yet

The Falcons need to give Brian Hill the ball and let him work

Dan Arnold is only beginning to tap into his potential as a weapon for the Saints

Teez Tabor needs to learn to trust himself again to get his career back on track

Jaleel Johnson almost looks like another Linval Joseph for the Vikings

Roy Robertson-Harris will make you learn his name this season

Don’t let Montravius Adams fool you into thinking he’s JUST a big, strong dude

It’s redemption season for Washington’s Montae Nicholson

Elijhaa Penny is more than just Saquon Barkley’s lead blocker

Noah Brown can be a unique weapon for the Cowboys. But will he?

Derek Barnett hasn’t had his breakout season yet, and that’s scary

Rayshawn Jenkins can absolutely handle a full-time role with the Chargers

Darren Waller is a cheat code for the Raiders, if he can stay on the field

DeMarcus Walker looks ready to prove he belongs with the Broncos

It’s now or never for Chiefs DE Tanoh Kpassagnon to avoid a bust label

Mycole Pruitt is no Delanie Walker, but he can go OFF for the Titans

Carlos Watkins is a big ol’ dump truck on the field when the Texans let him play

Dawuane Smoot is too good to be the odd man out on the Jaguars’ defensive line

Just imagine what a healthy Malik Hooker can do for the Colts

Willie Henry can be the big sack guy the Ravens need if he’s healthy

Alex Erickson is ready for a bigger WR role, if the Bengals give him a chance

Jermaine Whitehead, at long last, has found his place in the NFL

Cameron Sutton’s time to make plays for the Steelers is now

No one will be calling Charles Harris a ‘bust’ much longer

Tarell Basham can get after the QB, IF the Jets let him play

Matt Milano plays with no fear, but he’ll make quarterbacks fear him