Breakout players aren’t always easy to forecast. Sometimes, it’s easy to predict that a guy replacing a star will step in and do the same.

Last year, Corey Clement was that guy. A consensus breakout candidate, he was the next in line to dominate and even creep into the Heisman Trophy race. That, obviously didn’t happen.

Injuries happen. Off-the-field issues happen. Or sometimes, guys can’t live up to training camp hype.

Still, breakout players pop up everywhere. Nobody thought that Anthony Walker or Carl Nassib would become All-Americans last year. If you had Desmond King winning the Jim Thorpe Award, you’re probably lying.

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But as we enter 2016, there are sure to be a few B1G players who bust loose and become household names. Fox Sports’ Dieter Kurtenbach took a stab at that. He picked 15 players who will break out in 2016, four of which were from the B1G.

Here’s what Kurtenbach had to say about each B1G player who made his list:

No. 13 — Sam Hubbard, Ohio State DE

The redshirt sophomore actually finished with more sacks than Joey Bosa — 7 to 5 – last year, but in 2016 he won’t have to wait for playing time. The former safety turned tight end turned pass rusher is one of the nation’s most athletic players and he has a surprising amount of polish given his 346 career snaps.

No. 7 — Marcus Newby, Nebraska LB

Newby’s eight-tackle performance in Nebraska’s win over Michigan State last November told Big Red Nation that they had a possible star on their hands. Newby’s explosiveness was his best quality as a recruit, but now he’s poised to convert that athleticism to the field in a full-time role.

No. 4 — Taco Charlton, Michigan DE

Charlton was so good in his not-quite full time role last year that he might not properly qualify for this list. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound defensive end — always good against the run — became an excellent pass rusher last season, hitting the quarterback nine times. He should push for the national sack lead, and 15-plus is hardly out of the question.

No. 2 — LJ Scott, Michigan State RB

Scott led Michigan State in rushing last year, amassing 699 yards and 11 touchdowns. He doesn’t have to split carries this year and with a change at quarterback, the Spartans are going to lean on Scott to lead the way. A baseline expectation should be 1,500 yards — if the Spartans thrive, he should be in the running for the Heisman.