ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. put together his candidates for second-year breakout seasons. Every team from the AFC North got a player on the list except for the Steelers. It's an Insider post, but here are the players who made it from the division:
Josh Gordon, Browns receiver: Kiper acknowledges that Gordon already had a breakout in the second half of his rookie season. Gordon is primed to be the Browns' No. 1 target for years to come.
Bernard Pierce, Ravens running back: He has played better than Ray Rice down the stretch. Just think, Pierce would been somewhere else right now if Ricky Williams hadn't decided to retire this offseason.