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Ten second-year NFL players set to explode in 2017

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Rachel Wold
Written by Rachel Wold

It is the hope of all NFL teams entering the season that the rookies they hand-selected can step up and immediately play some fabulous football.

In 2016, a handful of first-year players, such as Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott, did exactly that and more. But, that is not typically the norm for all rookies.

A little further down the NFL’s food chain were other rookies from 2016 that still showed a lot of promise yet didn’t quite deliver at that same level. Some were first-round picks and others fell to later rounds. One is already a Super Bowl champion.

Here, we will discuss some second-year players that could be poised for even better success or an expanded role. If provided more opportunities, the following players will explode with huge seasons in 2017.

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Rachel Wold

Rachel Wold

Rachel is a football lover of both the NFL and Fantasy and creator of Fantasyfootballchick.com. When she is not vacationing in Miami or Vegas, she is an NFL writer at Sportsnaut and a fantasy contributor at eDraft.com. Rachel's articles are also featured on Yardbarker, MSN and Fox Sports.

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