Brandon Polk, the king of the jet sweep. Polk missed time last season due to injury, which probably explains why he’s seemingly going unnoticed this offseason. During his time on the field, Polk had the uncanny ability to slip past any and all defenders for big gains [almost] every time he had the ball.
The only knock you can place on his time on the field isn’t even his fault really. As time wore on, opposing defenses became aware of what play the team was likely to run depending on whether Polk was on the field or not. That was a fault of the offensive coordinator, who, in his defense, was actually able to use that knowledge once or twice to give Polk the ball on a play other than the jet sweep the opposing defense was expecting.
This season, Polk is likely to not be stuck with one play on his arsenal. And, at the expense of sounding like a broken record, he’ll have an opportunity to bring production to the table that will be missing with Chris Godwin off to the NFL.
I don’t expect Polk to be an every down receiver, but I have no doubts in my mind that when he’s on the field, a big play is about to develop. He makes that much of a difference.
10 more days!