Every year in training camp across the league, it's the superstars, over-hyped rookies and newly-acquired players that get all the attention. Training camp is important for them, just like everyone else, but it's the lesser-known players that you need to keep an eye on. It's the sleepers that you might not have expected to take on a big role in the upcoming season that deserve more attention.
Last year, Derek Landri was a player that was really impressive all throughout training camp and preseason. He eventually was released during final cuts, but was brought back in Week 5 after Antonio Dixon was lost for the season. Landri is now the favorite to earn a starting defensive tackle role, at least until Mike Patterson is cleared to play.
Either way, he is now one of the reliable veterans a year after he was one of the training camp sleepers.
This year, there are plenty of sleepers to keep an eye on during camp. Some are rookies, some are veterans and some are already starters who are quietly making the jump for just a starter to elite.
Here are the 10 "sleepers" to key an eye on for the duration of training camp and preseason.