On Saturday we ranked our top 40 players in the AFC West. Now, let's look at seven players who I think have a strong chance to break the elite list in 2014. Four of them are rookies. Here they are in alphabetical order.
Chris Harris, cornerback, Denver: One of the best young nickel cornerbacks in the NFL. A real comer.
Dontari Poe, nose tackle, Kansas City: He came on as a rookie and he has big skills. I expect we’ll hear his name a lot in 2013.
Manti Te'o, linebacker, San Diego: Rookie inside linebacker seems to be a perfect fit for the Chargers. I expect instant success.