It happens every fall. A player bursts onto the scene, makes a big play or helps his team win a pivotal game, and the collective football world celebrates his arrival as a true difference maker in the NFL. Let's get ahead of the curve! In advance of the 2013 season, NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks identifies candidates for significant improvement at each position.
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» Quinton Coples: Rex Ryan will turn hybrid freak loose in 2013.
» Michael Brockers: Could become transcendent star in Year 2.
» Da'Quan Bowers: Bucs putting a ton of faith in third-year man.