We're slowly getting closer to the start of the college football season (key word is "slowly"). While the NHL and NBA wind down their seasons and the MLB sets its season on cruise control, lost in the shuffle is the end of spring practice and the beginning of summer workouts for NCAA football players.
Down in Piscataway, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights set out to improve on last year's solid 9-4 season, which was capped off by a victory over Iowa State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
However, this has not been an ordinary offseason already. Rutgers has already had to replace its 11-year head coach, Greg Schiano. His successor, Kyle Flood, will be charged with improving a team that not only lost its head coach, but also several key players, including receiver Mohamed Sanu, who led the team in receptions and receiving yards last year and it wasn't even really close.
However, these are the names of a few young players who could see drastic increases in their playing time and, as a result, increases in their production during the 2012 season.