At some point this season, CU will need players to perform who haven't been in the spotlight much — if at all — during their careers. Here are a few who could make some noise:
RB Beau Bisharat, So.: The Buffs need a second option to emerge at running back, and Bisharat could be the guy with a great camp. At 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, he's bigger than most of CU's backs. Coaches like his potential.
DE Timothy Coleman, Sr.: A role player with limited snaps during his first three years, Coleman has an opportunity to win a starting job. A great offseason could turn into him having a big year.
NT Javier Edwards, Jr.: The 6-foot-3, 350-pound junior college transfer will have an opportunity step into the hole vacated by Josh Tupou, who graduated. Edwards' ability to be a Tupou-like run stuffer in the middle could be a key to the CU defense.
WR Kabion Ento, Sr.: Despite all the talent at receiver, it's hard to imagine Ento not making an impact. One of the fastest and most athletic players on the team, he had an exceptional spring. Entering his second year in the program, a big year could be in store.
LB Drew Lewis, Jr.: After playing behind a couple of top-notch veterans last year, Lewis could be in for a big, big year. He's slated to start at inside linebacker and appears to have the tools for a great season.
OT Isaac Miller, So.: Head coach Mike MacIntyre loves Miller's potential and his ability as a pass blocker. If he's healthy (which has been a problem for him), he could push for a start job and shake up the offensive line.
WR Juwann Winfree, Jr.: Like Ento, he's got to break through in a group loaded with experienced veterans. But, he was arguably the best receiver in camp last year before a torn ACL ended his season.