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That’s what happens when you’re coming off a 7-9 season where multiple starters suffered costly injuries, others faltered mightily, and the team in general is due for a bounceback year.It won’t be guys like Robert Alford and Ryan Schraeder, longtime reliable starters who by dint of injury and ineffectiveness found themselves cut after the 2018 season. And it won’t be guys like Matt Ryan, Julio Jones Stitched Wes Schweitzer Jersey , Grady Jarrett or Damontae Kazee, who played extremely well in a lost season.It will be one of the players below, however.RB Devonta Freeman My pick, and certainly one of the most logical ones you could make. Freeman had his 2018 season destroyed by injury but was effective in his limited touches, and he returns to an offense that no longer has veteran complement Tevin Coleman. All he needs to do in order to re-join the league’s elite backs is stay healthy enough to get a full workload and hope Dirk Koetter’s history with ground games is not a limiting factor. I fully expect him to have a great season, which ought to benefit an offense sorely lacking a physical ground game for long stretches in 2018.DE Vic BeasleyBeasley did not, to our knowledge Youth Wes Schweitzer Jersey , suffer any significant injuries last year beyond the ones that are omnipresent for players in such a physical sport. But he is coming off a year widely considered to be his worst, and he’s heading into a contract year where the Falcons didn’t do anything to supplant him and instead focused on bolstering the interior of the defensive line. Given the massive difference a double digit sack season would make—or even a partial rebound—and given that we’ve seen Beasley put up big numbers before, he belongs on this list.FS Ricardo Allen Allen’s loss was keenly felt. Damontae Kazee did great things as his replacement, but it’s not easy to push anybody into his role who hasn’t spent years refining his coverage skills and instincts. No one would be unhappy if Kazee was the long-term starter, but Allen has held down the job for the majority of the last four seasons for a reason, and it has everything to do with his underrated ball skills, open field tackling ability Stitched Blidi Wreh-Wilson Jersey , and deep coverage. Because he’s underrated a great season might not get the full credit it deserves, but he belongs on this list. SS Keanu Neal Probably the leading candidate besides Freeman. Neal’s physicality and playmaking ability was impossible to replace when he went down, with Sharrod Neasman doing his level best and Jordan Richards doing the same without the same results. His return to the defense will be a massive lift, and his highlight reel style means he’ll make his mark in a very visible way. So long as Neal stays healthy, he’s a virtual lock to have another great season. Who else belongs on this list? British soccer star Harry Kane has said he’d eventually like to kick in the NFL. A Hall of Fame kicker has essentially told Kane to kick rocks.Via the , Morten Andersen has dismissed Kane’s aspirations.“For Harry Kane to become an NFL kicker, it’s not going to happen Youth Blidi Wreh-Wilson Jersey ,” Andersen said. “Not to burst the bubble, as I would love to work with him. If I could have him for a month to train him to see how it goes. You need to be successful on 80 percent of your kicks in the NFL, and it’s not easy. If Harry’s not going to make eight out of 10 kicks, it’s not going to happen. There’s a large number of guys hoping to make it as an NFL kicker.”It’s one thing to make eight of 10 kicks on an empty field; it’s another to do it in a game — especially when the target of the kick isn’t even in place as the kicker begins his approach.“[Y]ou’re facing 11 guys across the line of scrimmage,” Andersen said. “They’re going to snort, spit and call him names to try and stop him. You have to deliver from snap to kick in [1.2 to 1.5 seconds] through a target that is 16 feet, 8 inches Stitched Ty Sambrailo Jersey , and 10 feet above the crowd. Not forgetting the millions [: thousands] of people watching in the stands. Doesn’t it sound a bit ridiculous?”Sure, but 32 guys at any given time during a football season have those jobs. Possessing a strong leg is a given. Accuracy becomes critical. The ability to deliver consistently and under pressure is a must.And, yes, supply outweighs demand. So it’s not something a guy in his mid-30s or older can choose to take up on a lark in the hopes of performing better than guys in their early 20s who have been focused on the unique requirements of the job for years.