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Matt Gade, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars tight end Terenn Houk (89) prepares to be hit by Idaho State Bengals linebacker Mitch Beckstead (46) during a game at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

PROVO — BYU’s media day last month brought with it the typical buzz associated with the team and its prospects for the coming season. The team returns a lot of veteran players who are likely due for improvement along with some up-and-comers, who were talked about with optimism by both coaches and players.

So which players seem to have created the most buzz with their offseason workouts and otherwise?

Here’s a look at 10 such players who would be smart stock buys for those looking for some quick gains heading into the 2014 football season.

FIRST UP: Algie Brown, 6-1, 219, running back