Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/4/12
RB Stevan Ridley, New England PatriotsRidley was selected in the third round of the 2011 Draft by New England, and did not do much for the Patriots in 2011.On 87 attempts, Ridley had 441 yards and only one touchdown.Through four games in 2012, Ridley has almost matched his carries and yardage from a year ago, and has already surpassed his touchdown total. So far this season, Ridley has 74 carries for 339 yards and three touchdowns.That means he is on pace for over 1,000 yards, and that's while sharing a backfield with rookie Brandon Bolden and fellow second-year player, Shane Vereen. Although he was a third round pick, expectations were high for Ridley and he is finally paying dividends for Belichick.WR Julio Jones, Atlanta FalconsJones was drafted in 2011, when the general manager of the Falcons, Thomas Dimitroff, made the big move to trade up to the sixth overall pick and draft the highly touted receiver from Alabama.Jones, who was considered one of the safer picks in the Draft, i...
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