Like a musclebound Tai Chi beginners group, dozens of NFL newbies and wannabes gathered last week at training facilities across the land, moving, twisting and stretching themselves in new and difficult ways.
Meanwhile, middle-aged men with visors, clipboards and whistles stood around, trying to figure out if any of the dancing bears could help them win football games.
For the first time, the 2013 draft class put on the colors of their new employer—home, away and "do not touch" jerseys—and helmets that may have lacked logos or sported masking tape branded with their last name.
The odds are that few of those gathered will make the roster, and even fewer will make an impact on their respective team's win-loss record in 2013.
With the exception of a handful of free agents waiting for the perfect opportunity, all 32 teams now have their camp rosters set. Every head coach more or less has the 90 men from whom he'll assemble his final roster already under contract.
How far has every roster come? Which teams have gotten better, and which are hoping for a miracle? Which rebuilding teams are actually building something, and which are still shifting around rubble? Which contending teams are ready to become something more than contenders?
Here's my stock up, stock down for all 32 NFL teams through rookie camp.