Arizona Cardinals’ biggest breakout candidates

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The Arizona Cardinals need some breakout performances to keep pace in the NFC West.

As the competitive gap in the NFC West continues to grow, the Arizona Cardinals are one of the teams that have the most to gain and lose at the same time. Especially with the suspension of DeAndre Hopkins, the Cardinals are going to need all hands on deck to have a great season.

That includes the defensive side of the ball, as Chandler Jones departing after becoming Arizona’s all-time leader in sacks leaves a sizeable gap. So which of the players on both sides of the ball should Arizona Cardinals fans expect to break out this season?

That’s what I set out to do, and after taking some time to contemplate those options, the list of the players is ready to go.

Who is the first Arizona Cardinals breakout candidate?