My prediction for break out player this season is going to be Josh Norman. I think he was showing up decent last season for a rookie that was thrown to the wolves. We had problems with the DT position that was effecting the entire backfield's play. I think McDermott had both our corners playing it safe with a huge cushion and this season with our 2 new toys on defense it will allow closer coverage from the CB positions. If Norman can get a good bump on the receiver at the line, the play will be over before the WR can recover, and with the front line now able to hurry the QB we will see some bad throws getting picked off.
EVEN BOLDER PREDICTION: Norman has a better season than Revis
Mark my words.
So, go ahead and leave me some comments about how I am full of crap so I can laugh after the season has played out!
ADDED ON 07/10/2013 : OFFENSE BREAKOUT PLAYER : DAVID GETTIS
I think Gettis is ready to break out in the NFL. He has had 1 decent rookie season, considering the team that year, and now has 3 years of learning the Panthers playbook/habits. By now he should have 100% faith in his ACL, and no hamstring issues. That's my prediction. So let it be written; so let it be done.