The slew of 2013 Cleveland Browns offseason activities kicked off with the annual rookie training camp on May 10.
While this may not be a good testing ground to judge new potential players, it is a good starting point for the team's coaching staff to begin its initial evaluations.
We still have a long way to go until preseason cuts are made, and anything can and will happen during this long learning process. Those rookies who adapt quickly and step up big may be given a shot at their lifelong dream: a chance to play NFL football.
The journey doesn't end for those who don't make the cut, but it's a long and trying road to get over that first hurdle. Practice squad jobs are up for grabs too, making each player's performance crucial to fulfilling his goals.
It's still early, but this is one way the Browns could end up shaping their 53-man roster once opening day rolls around.