As we approach the final days of organized team activities, there have been quite a few surprises at the New England Patriots camp.
Players have yet to practice in full pads, yet there are a number of players catching the attention of the coaching staff and media. Many Pats players will take on new and improved roles with so many new faces at key positions.
There is still a long way to go before the season opener, but already, some players are starting the 2013 season on a good note. The Patriots have had to make some difficult cuts, but things are looking good with some players getting into a groove early.
Here are five Patriots' players whose stock is on the rise through OTAs.