Sony Michel: Sophomore slump or second-year jump?
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By Patrick Morgan

Some experts are predicting big things for Patriots running back Sony Michel in 2019, while others aren’t so sure… so which is more likely in Year 2?

The outlook for second-year Patriots running back Sony Michel this season is anything but clear and conclusive.

He missed all of New England’s voluntary OTAs and then their three-day mandatory minicamp while having a knee scope procedure completed. Although he isn’t expected to miss training camp next month – and a new report suggests he’s already back to running “full tilt” in his recovery process – it’s still not exactly the kind of news anyone wants to hear about a running back who previously missed all of training camp, the preseason, and Week 1 of 2018… with a knee injury.

Still, Michel shrugged off that early adversity last year to finish strong down the stretch. He nearly ran for 1,000 yards in just 13 games of regular season action; and he was absolutely electric in the playoffs, bulldozing his way to another 336 yards and a rookie postseason record six touchdowns scored.

So is it fair to say that barring injury, Michel is a surefire lock for even greater achievements in Year...

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