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Who will make the biggest impact, who has the most to prove and who is the player to watch? Well, we've done our best to identify those things, and offer a few other fun tidbits.
2. TE D.C. Jefferson – Coach Greg Schiano mentioned during the week Rutgers needs to find ways to get the 6-foot-6, 258-pound Jefferson the ball, and he could be dominant if the Scarlet Knights can get him more involved.
4. RB Jordan Thomas – Look for Rutgers to continue to get the ball in his hands to use his speed on the edge, and he also could get some carries through the middle.
5. LB Antonio Lowery – The senior is having a tremendous season with a team-leading 23 tackles, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. He is moving well and quickly, and hitting hard.
2. RT Art Forst – There is a reason Schiano said he expects Devon Watkis to play as the Scarlet Knights are set to rotation six players on the offensive line. Forst's starting position could be in jeopardy if he does not play well.
4. CB Brandon Bing – He missed a few tackles and had a crucial pass interference call on a 5-yard route on a third-and-long play, which cannot happen, especially for a senior. His coverage is good, but his game must improve in other areas.
5. DE Jonathan Freeny – He is Rutgers' top sack threat, but he has ½ sack in three games and isn't getting a lot of pressure on the quarterback.
2. RG Antwan Lowery – It wasn't a spectacular starting debut, but he showed his explosive ability to block and didn't get whistled for any penalties. Better blitz recognition will go a long way.
4. RB – Joe Martinek – He makes the list because he is still dealing with a sore ankle and is coming off a five carry game. If his ankle is healthy, he can carry much more and help control a game's tempo.
5. DT Eric LeGrand – He played plenty in first-down against UNC, taking time from Charlie Noonan, but he only registered an assisted tackle despite being involved in many plays.
One thing to really like is Watkis' feet, which allows him to get out quick and push pass rushers beyond the pocket.
He may not be getting a lot of receptions, but he definitely was more noticeable against UNC after not showing a lot in the first two games.