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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 5 Biggest Breakout Candidates of 2014

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 5 Biggest Breakout Candidates of 2014

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to be a team on the rise. Stockpiling talent over the past few years, the Buccaneers have what is one of the most talented rosters in the NFL. That said, in order for the team truly become successful, they need some of their young talent to finally break out. Ladies and gentlemen, here are five Tampa Bay Buccaneers players poised to break out in 2014.

5. Da'Quan Bowers

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5. Da'Quan Bowers

Da'Quan Bowers
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This is a case of a player who absolutely must break out or his career could be in jeopardy. Da’Quan Bowers has been a massive disappointment throughout his time in the NFL, and unless he steps it up in 2014, he could find himself as just another draft bust.

4. Mark Barron

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4. Mark Barron

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Although he has been a tackling machine in his first two seasons, Mark Barron has yet to develop into the elite all-around safety he was expected to become coming out of college. That said, Barron has All-Pro potential and is a great bet to enjoy a breakout 2014.

3. Akeem Spence

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3. Akeem Spence

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An explosive athlete, Akeem Spence has all the talent needed to become a dominant defensive tackle in the NFL. With a season of experience now under his belt, look for Spence to take a major step forward in his second season.

2. Mason Foster

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2. Mason Foster

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Currently a very solid, productive member of the Tampa Bay defense, Mason Foster has done an excellent job over his time in the league of becoming an enforcer in the heart of the Bucs' defense. That said, Foster has yet to live up to his full potential, and 2014 could be the year he finally takes his game to the next level.

1. Johnthan Banks

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1. Johnthan Banks

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With Darrelle Revis departing in free agency, second-year man Johnthan Banks’ development become all the more important to the Tampa Bay defense. Despite his inconsistent rookie season, Banks has the talent and drive to become a very successful part of the team’s secondary.