NFL players poised to break out in their second season

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Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) catches a pass against the Oakland Raiders for a first down in the first quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Vikings win 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Not every rookie has a huge impact and not everyone who struggles their first year is a bust. For many players, the transition from college football to the NFL takes time.

Situation also has an impact, as some players struggle because of the situation around them. The right weapons aren’t there for a quarterback to succeed, the defense was too well stocked for a defensive end to get many snaps or the running back was buried on the depth chart behind a great starter.

These things happen, but situations change and players get used to the rigors of the league and adjust their play.

The class of 2013 didn’t make as much noise as some expected in their rookie year but there is a lot of talent poised to have a much bigger impact in their second year.

Here are some of the most likely candidates for a year two impact.

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