2014 breakout players watch list

Alabama RB Derrick Henry and USC QB Max Browne could be breakout stars in 2014. AP Photos

Catch your breath from the national title game yet? Good, let’s project what’s next. Or put another way, who is next.

As with my 2013 breakout player list, I’ll outline my full look at 2014 breakout stars later in the year, but it’s never too early to get a head start on scouting college football’s next wave of stars.

With that said, here are the top 10 breakout players to keep tabs on through the spring and summer months.

1. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama Crimson Tide

Even with T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake returning, the Sugar Bowl proved that Alabama has to find a place for Henry.