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Five players to watch in 2012

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Updated: June 20, 2012, 2:15 PM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Potential is a tricky thing. You marvel at the possibilities, forming grand expectations at your mind. You see what could be and imagine a future in which it all comes to fruition.

[+] EnlargeDee Milliner
Marvin Gentry/US PresswireDee Milliner is one of the few returning players from Alabama's vaunted secondary.
But potential is nothing more than what could be, and sometimes, what never will.

College football is a great study of potential. Sites like this one dissect and discuss it every day. We measure it and place a value on it. We quantify it in stars and rank and re-rank and rank again  all based upon projections.

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