The New York Jets aren't expected to compete at a high level in 2013, relegating previous Super Bowl aspirations to a tumultuous rebuilding process.
New GM John Idzik has led the charge, signing several low-cost, high-reward free agents that were essentially discarded from their former teams.
The new boss in town preaches competition, stemming from his hard-nosed background as a prodigious believer in clashes between teammates.
The Seahawks' quarterback battle last offseason serves as a prime example, when Matt Flynn, Tavaris Jackson and Russell Wilson fought through training camp and the preseason to claim title ownership of the starting QB role.
Wilson won out, leading Seattle to a triumphant playoff push that enabled a previously dormant franchise to compete against the league's most superior forces, like the San Francisco 49ers.
Idzik brings the same approach to New York's camp, where several key positions, including starting QB, are virtually up for grabs. OTAs have steadily granted insight into which players are ready to climb atop the ranks at their respective positions to claim a chokehold as a contributing element on a team in transition.
The following slideshow highlights five Jets players whose stock is on the rise after OTAs: