Originally written March 10, 2013 on The Football Fan Spot:
The goal: Pick one player on each team to have a breakout year and see where they end up at the end of the season. No rookies. No established veterans. No former Pro-Bowlers (minus special teams). Here was the logic for all 32 players. And below are the results. The good New York Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson In his 2nd year in the league, Wilkerson was a huge bright spot in the Jets’ season. He didn’t have huge sack numbers, but he did applied more than adequate pressure for his position and was the best run stuffing defensive lineman in the game after JJ Watt. Only Watt graded out better overall among 3-4 defensive ends on ProFootballFocus. Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham Graham struggled with injuries in his first two years in the league and when he finally got healthy he was out of shape from not playing for so long and had gained 20 pounds. He got himself into shape this year and did so well as a reserve that he got veteran Jason Babin, who had 18 sacks the year before, benc...
PLAYERS: Muhammad WilkersonJ.J. WattBrandon GrahamJason BabinMike IupatiLarry AllenGerald McCoyNdamukong SuhGeno AtkinsDerrick MorganHenry MeltonEric DeckerTim TebowPeyton ManningJustin HoustonAnthony SpencerClay MatthewsAldon SmithTorrey SmithJulio JonesStevan RidleyGreg HardyCharles JohnsonLinval JosephRob HouslerLarry FitzgeraldCarlos DunlapDenarius MoorePerry RileyRobert DeRobert QuinnChris LongDerek CoxCam ThomasJared OdrickPatrick RobinsonGreg LittleErin HendersonJasper BrinkleyKelvin SheppardMatt FlynnEarl ThomasRichard ShermanMax UngerRussell OkungRussell WilsonAustin CollieAndrew LuckD.J. SmithDesmond BishopBrad JonesTitus YoungCalvin JohnsonBrice McCainKareem JacksonSean LissemoreIsaac RedmanRashard Mendenhall
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