By: Logan Godfrey (@LoganGodfreyPSU)
With that being said, it’s officially training camp season in the NFL. Only a few days stand between the New England Patriots and the practice field. What better way to get the ball rolling than laying down some guesswork into some statistical projections for the team’s top offensive players.
Tom Brady – 4,755 yards, 33 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 64% completion percentage
- Brady should rebound from an average 2013 season. He might be able to rely on his receivers a little bit more with a year of experience under their belts.
Stevan Ridley – 215 attempts, 920 yards, 8 touchdowns and 3 fumbles
- Ridley should have a good year as New England’s bruiser, but his fumbling issues will most likely reappear at some point in 2014.
Shane Vereen – 150 attempts, 650 yards and 5 touchdowns/ 50 receptions, 615 yards and 4 touchdowns
- Vereen is due for a breakout season. With Ridley’s aforementioned problems, Vereen could net more than 1,000 yards of total offense.
Aaron Dobson – 65 receptions, 970 yards and 9 touchdowns
- Dobson will be a key component to the offense in 2014. A year under his belt will do some good as he hopefully becomes the outside-the-numbers target Brady has been looking for.
Julian Edleman – 70 receptions, 725 yards and 5 touchdowns
- Edleman will have a solid season, but his numbers should drop from his 2013 total. This will have a positive impact, meaning the whole offense will be involved, while everyone should be healthy.
Danny Amendola – 55 receptions, 615 yards and 4 touchdowns
- Most experts expect a monster year from Amendola, but he will prove to be what he has always been – a solid, number three wide receiver.
Rob Gronkowski - 75 receptions, 955 yards and 9 touchdowns (all 16 games played)
- Now we get to the Gronk. A full season should be in the cards for a healthy Gronkowski. He will be Brady’s go-to target, closing in on 1,000 yards receiving and ten touchdowns.