Would you like to see Theo Riddick catch the football on a slant route and go for a 50-yard touchdown? How about seeing him hit the corner on a toss play for a big gain.
With the slot receivers and running backs combining into a single unit this season, be ready to see running backs catch the ball in space as they line up at the slot, and watch slot receivers take to the backfield for some running action on occasion (like Robby Toma).
While there are plenty of capable running backs and slot receivers on the team, most fans expect Riddick to have a breakout year. He has big play potential every time he gets a touch.
And Riddick is perfect for a hybrid running back/slot receiver role (although he certainly can play any of the wide receiver spots and will).
He played as a running back under Charlie Weis before switching to wide receiver in 2010. However, late last season, he switched from wide receiver back to running back after Jonas Gray's knee injury forced him to become Cierre Wood's backup (while still playing wideout as well).
Riddick will also serve as a punt returner once again, but this time don't expect a failed experiment.
Wood is going to get the most touches of any running back (with Riddick a close second), and other players like George Atkinson III and Amir Carlisle will get a few carries as well. But in 2012, fans will have to pan the field on every play to see just where Riddick is going to do his damage from.
And while Tyler Eifert could have potentially taken Riddick's place on this list (there is no questioning his value), he didn't truly emerge until star tight end Kyle Rudolph was out for the season (possibly one Eifert's backups would do the same).