Who will be the biggest breakout stars of the 2016 season?

2:31 | College Football
Lamar Jackson, Saquon Barkley poised for breakout seasons
Friday July 22nd, 2016

SI.com has already rolled out its top 100 players for the 2016 season, but who’s going to make the biggest improvement from last year?

A rising star can help elevate a decent team into a potential conference title contender and a potential conference title contender into a College Football Playoff hopeful. Just ask some of last year’s breakout stars like Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson.

Now that Mayfield and Watson have become household names, it’s time for the 2016 season to produce its own new sensations. SI.com’s Colin Becht and Chris Johnson make their picks in the above video for the can’t-miss breakout prospects of this fall.

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