A player’s second year is traditionally a make-or-break proposition. The progress made between their rookie season and the beginning of the second campaign is often a signal of a player’s chance at greatness. Nate Dunlevy wonders if left tackle Anthony Castonzo will have a breakout year:
Anytime a player can get through his rookie year and hopefully get healthy, he stands a good chance of registering an elevated impact. Castonzo needs to keep and hold his starting job at left tackle and keep Andrew Luck’s blind-side protected.
If he can have that kind of breakout year in 2012, he will entrench himself as a starting left tackle in the NFL. Assuming Luck has the kind of success everyone predicts, Castonzo could find himself anchoring the line for a potent offense.
In the NFL that spells Pro Bowls and multi-million dollar contracts down the line.