NFL Training Camp Surprises We Can’t Ignore Entering Preseason Week 2

August 18, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Training camp notes can be valuable within context, but we often see camp studs come and go in the NFL. Their presence is more of a function of the 24-hour news cycle demanding new content than the league actually developing surprise impact players from the bottom of rosters.
After one week of the preseason, we've been able to separate whom coaching staffs truly trust. While a beat writer may think a defensive back stands out, if he's on the squad's third- or fourth-team defense, his participation on a 53-man roster in September should be questioned.
We looked through the NFL to find players who were non-first-round rookies, non-splash free agents or were traded this offseason for late-round picks. We chose guys who earned significant playing time and succeeded on the field.
We'll break down the top seven players who have surprised us from the start of camp through Week 1 of the preseason as they make a push to be legitimate factors for their respective teams h...

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