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Peter King
December 30, 1991
Spanning New Horizons
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December 30, 1991

A Look Ahead

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Using a formula prepared by the Elias Sports Bureau, SI tried to project how the emerging star at each of three skill positions might perform in the future. The first-year statistics for Patriots running back Leonard Russell, Buccaneer wideout Lawrence Dawsey and Charger quarterback John Friesz were compared with the numbers put up in the first full season played by selected past players of comparable size. Based on the stats of the former players, none of the three 1991 newcomers is a cinch to be a long-term star—or a flop:

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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