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Players you expect to improve the most over the course of the season

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Answer however you want. I'm going to go with guys who aren't currently starters but I expect to play an increased role as the season goes along and set themselves up to become a star in 2014.

    Defensive Line: Tyler Henington
    Linebackers: Woodson Greer
    Defensive Backs: Marques Mosley
    Offensive Line: Alex Kelley
    Wide Receivers: Jeff Thomas
    Tight Ends: Kyle Slavin (but watch out for Robert Orban making the jump from the scout team in '14)
    Running Backs: Donta Abron
     
  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Nembot.
     
  3. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    Michael Adkins
    Kyle Slavin
    Kenneth Crawley
    Josh Tupou
    Jimmie Gilbert
     
  4. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Bell (new position but lotsa coaching available)
    Parker (will gain more and more confidence as the Uzi garners more attention)
    Nembot (still learning)
    J Thomas (other receivers will be the focus of defenses; can he step up? I think so)

    Awuzie maybe; I kinda think he's gonna reach a certain peak and then level out, but watch out next year
     
  5. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    Solis, tupou need to improve. Greer and handler.
     
  6. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    DL: Kafovalu
    LB: Greer
    DB's: Bell
    OL: Nembot
    WR's: Ross
    TE's: Slavin
    RB's: Abron
     
  7. boydbuff

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    Would love to see Adkins get some carries and show as a future speed back. I know Awuzie already impresses but I would also add him to the list b/c he is a pure freshman learning the D and playing nickel which he never had before. I really think he is going to get 3+ INTs this year. I hope Nembot improves-he gave up 4 QB pressures against CSU and that could be uglier against better teams.
     
  8. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    :stupid:

    Pretty much this, but I'd throw in Mustoe and Gillam; the former because of the need for OL depth, while the latter because he's relatively new to FB.
     
  9. Yung Buffalo

    Yung Buffalo Club Member Club Member

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    I'm excited to see how Gillam improves this year, he clearly has a wealth of talent as a true freshman but is far from a polished LB. I think he has a very high ceiling and could be one of the best LBs in the PAC with some time.


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  10. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I was going to mention him also. He will only get better.
     
  11. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Not giving up on Yuri. A redshirt year going up against PRich in practice may help him out immeasurably. A Crawley/Wright tandem at CB is an exciting proposition.
     
  12. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I think Jeff Thomas will end the year with the most receiving yards.
     
  13. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Well, he's down 208 yds.
     
  14. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Thomas will have a lot of opportunities to catch a lot of balls this year. Teams will be concentrating on PRich, and that will leave DD, Spruce and JT open. If the OL can hold up, this offense has the potential to be extremely potent.
     
  15. Jaximus

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    I'm most intrigued to see how good Gillam can get this year. He has the makings of a great CU linebacker
     
  16. FlatironsBuff

    FlatironsBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I am NOT going to bother naming names, but whoever needs to improve to where we can start getting interceptions is too I want to improve the most. I am tired of seeing us tackle after the catch and never intercept the ball and run it back.
     
  17. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    McCartney
     
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    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    While Gillam was spectacular at times, I saw a lot of bad plays as you would expect.
    Nembot has to get better.
    Not sure J. Thomas will do anything if he stays in the dog house.

    Bell and Orms both at new positions will each get better.

    So many young guys!
     
  19. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah. We technically have 15 scholarship seniors. But 5 of them are former walk-ons. We'll see a much more veteran team in 2014.
     
  20. CUAviator

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    Is Wood an acceptable answer? I realize he lit up CSU, but I see him maturing and gaining confidence and improving as a DI QB.
     
  21. Wyo Buff

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    3 Step Drops are helping this Oline tremendously and Nembot will only get better and better. I think he will be on watch-lists next year.
     

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