The Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff will get their first look at the 2012 team as organized team activities (OTAs) begin on May 22. The full-team minicamp is three weeks later on June 12.
The next few weeks will give us a much better look at how some of the younger players have progressed and what kind of shape the veterans are in.
There is always a handful of players in the NFL who come into camp and OTAs out of shape. How hard players have been working in the offseason is a good indication for how committed they are to the team and what kind of a season we can expect. For example, Brandon Graham came in a bit heavier last summer, and it really affected his season.
Players who have hit the weight room hard and added bulk during the offseason usually set themselves up for breakout years, while players who have slacked off in the last five months are putting themselves in the coaches' doghouse already.
This is where championship seasons begin to take shape, as the work you put in during the offseason is everything.
Several Eagles are setting themselves up for big 2012 seasons. There 10 players especially who have put in the work this spring and should continue to impress this summer.