Here are my predictions on who going to exceed expectations this year and make a name for themselves:
DE: Lamar Houston & Jack Crawford - We've been spitting Houston's name all off season cause he's in a contract year, however I think Jack Crawford will have a breakout season and help reestablish the dominance on that defensive line at the end position.
DT: Big Christo Bilukidi who came in and did ok last year will be hungry this year to prove his metal, eventhough he is most likely going to play behind vance walker, I think he comes in and makes a lot of plays putting pressure on that O-line this year.
CB: D.J. Hayden, Phillip Adams, and the longshot Chimdi Chekwa - the rookie will have a microscope on him regardless and Adams has proven to be a reliable every down corner almost. However the red head stepchild of the corner position is Chekwa, Dennis Allen and company are not sold on him but I think they misjudged Chekwa's ability. He most likely will get the least amount of chances to play but I think when he does get in the game he will be a gem for us.
S: We already know what Tyvon Branch will do, but there's something about Usama young and his relationship with Dennis Allen that makes me think he'll be the man Ball hawking and making plays for us this year under Woodson's expert tutlage also.
That's all for today I will comeback and do the offense later on. If you have any other names to add to the prediction list feel free, if you disagree hey let me know why so...Talk to you later!