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Surprising Stars Emerging from the 2012 NFL Preseason
Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL preseason is always a parade of the mostly obvious. Starters play very little, usually look mostly like themselves or mostly like they're not trying, and the fourth quarters are played out between players who mostly aren't going to make the team.

But every year, a handful of surprising players grab headlines. A handful of players you'd never expect defy the depth charts (and defy the odds) to make news. Whether it's getting into the MVP discussion, getting into the starting lineup, getting onto the 53-man roster or just getting their life's 15 allotted minutes of fame, preseason always makes stars out of a handful of players.

This preseason is no exception.

No one can say for sure whether these players will still be playing like stars at the end of the season, or if they'll even be on the roster. They may be perennial All-Pros, or they may be on the waiver wire next season. But right now, the following six players are surprising preseason stars.

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