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Indianapolis Colts 2010 Training Camp: Top Ten Breakout Players

The Indianapolis Colts had a lot of players that broke out this year and really stepped up.

For some examples, we saw Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie stepping it up for the injured Anthony Gonzalez.

Indy is heading in for another great year and look to impress folks and make it back to the Super Bowl.

There’s always going to be some people that will surprise a few fans on the Colts’ squad. So, hence, here are the Top Ten Breakout players for the Colts.

10. Anthony Gonzalez

Wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez won’t be much of a surprise if he breaks out since I see him taking over the number two spot at receiver to play alongside with Reggie Wayne.

Don’t be surprised if Gonzalez has a breakout season, but it will be something to be happy for since he missed the whole 2009-10 season.

9. Kyle DeVan

Kyle DeVan went from a school-teacher to a guy blocking Peyton Manning and playing in the Super Bowl.

He was a huge breakout last season. He will finally start playing full-time and give the Colts what they need: protection. DeVan is in for a solid year.

8. Brody Eldridge

With all the news surrounding the fifth-round pick in Brody Eldridge, he will definitely pass Tom Santi for the back-up tight end spot behind Dallas Clark.

Eldridge is going to have a big role when the Colts sometimes sub Clark out for a little or when the team goes into a two-tight-end set.

Eldridge is a solid run-blocking tight end and is going to have a big impact when Joseph Addai or Donald Brown touch the ball.

7. Phillip Wheeler

Phillip Wheeler is going to be solid filling in at outside linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts. With Tyjuan Hagler gone, Wheeler is going to have to step up.

And he will. Expect a great season with about 60-80 tackles from the kid.

6. Pierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon was truly a breakout. Right before his breakout season, I had a chance to interview him in the off-season. I don’t think Garcon isn’t going to have a lot of those requests coming easy now after a huge year.

Garcon is going to have another great year, filling in at the slot receiver spot. Expect 40-60 catches from number 85.

5. Kelvin Hayden

Kelvin Hayden missed a bit of last season, so expect him to come up big. He has made some big plays, most notably his interception off Rex Grossman in the 2007 Super Bowl to give Indy a 29-17 lead and win.

But Hayden is going to play as the number one starting cornerback for the team and I see him making some big, solid plays for the team.

4. Donald Brown/Joseph Addai

Donald Brown played decent throughout the season and into the playoffs last season. In the Super Bowl, he was excellent.

Brown will be splitting carries with Joseph Addai this year and both are in for some good years.

So, yeah, Addai pretty much holds a spot here as well since he did the same thing. I think this year will be the year where the Colts’ running game will finally step up.

3. Jerruad Powers

Jerruad Powers was excellent for the Indianapolis Colts at cornerback last season. He really stepped it up at the number two cornerback spot and proved the naysayers wrong.

He’s in for another solid year. Expect him breaking out again.

2. Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson is finally going to be a full-time starter as he protects Peyton Manning’s blind side for this season.

Johnson has been a very underrated offensive lineman and is going to really help the Colts in the blocking game this year.

1. Bob Sanders

I am really looking forward to what Bob Sanders does this year. Sanders is really in for a good year after hearing some positive news this off-season.

After having his best off-season, Sanders is poised to have the year he had in 2007.


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