In just his third season in the NFL after entering it as an undrafted free agent Ford was rated the third-best nose tackle in the NFL by pff.com behind Tyson Alualu of the Steelers, and the Bucs Vita Vea.
He was also the tenth overall rated defensive tackle overall with a pff rating of 81.9, following ratings of 73.4 and 90.3 in his first two seasons. Aaron Donald, Fletcher Cox and Grady Jarrett were the three NFC Pro Bowl defensive tackles in 2020.
Whilst this is indicative of a lack of appreciation for nose tackles in general, it is certainly possible that Poona Ford has another excellent season and does enough to make his first Pro Bowl.
Selecting Reed as one of my five breakout candidates is more speculative than some of the others. Firstly, he needs to win a role as a starting corner for the Seahawks in order to have the opportunity to show how good he can be.
Following two seasons as a 49er, Reed come over to Seattle last season and had to wait till the second half of the season for his opportunity to start. He appeared in ten games for the Seahawks last season, starting eight and recording 62 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions in these appearances.
So like Jordyn Brooks, at the rate of production in 2020, he could record in excess of 100 tackles, 4 fumble recoveries and 4 interceptions in 2021.
Looking at pff ratings for his first three seasons he recorded ratings of 66.5, 74.8 and 73.1 so the ability is there and he may just need the opportunity to display it as an NFL starter.