NFL’s Potential 2009 Breakout Players: Offensive Edition


Published: July 13, 2009

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... But on an offense as stacked as the Cards', I had to pick somebody. Wells was brought in to replace Edgerrin James as the feature back and I think he has the potential to fill that role quite well. 

He is an excellent receiver out of the backfield and can run it up the gut with a great combination of speed and power.  The only thing holding him back from being a statistical juggernaut is possibly having to split the carries with fellow RB Tim Hightower.


Atlanta Falcons - Jerious Norwood

Norwood was impressive in relief on Michael Turner in the run game, as well as on special teams.  The Falcons have been talking about getting him more involved to help spell Turner and keep him around for longer. 

We could very well see Norwood become the Derrick Ward to Michael Turner's Brandon Jacobs.  If he can make enough plays early, we should see a lot more out of the elusive speedster.



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