June 12, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Eugene Monroe (75) during minicamp at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a rather young team trying to break out in 2012 and have a few players that you could consider as "breakout" candidates. The majority of these candidates are on the offensive side of the football, as the team was obviously woeful in that area during the 2011 NFL season. One of those players who could be poised for a breakout is starting left tackle Eugene Monroe.
Monroe was the first draft pick of the Gene Smith regime, falling into the Jaguars lap with the eighth overall pick in the first-round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Monroe was a bit hit and miss early in his career but seemed to solidify himself as one of the better young tackles in the league last season. Monroe came into the season lighter than the team had wanted, but was able to settle in midway through the season and seems poised to secure himself as the team's cornerstone left tackle in 2012.
Doing so should also come with a nice new contract extension.