The New England Patriots enter training camp with a number of open positional battles, unlike recent years when the majority of the roster was set, especially at premiere positions like wide receiver and tight end.
Bill Belichick also prides himself on allowing everyone a chance to compete for a job, and, as a result, the Patriots' final roster in early September always seems to have a shocker or two.
The most intriguing places to watch are at wide receiver on offense, and safety and defensive end on defense. In both cases a number of talented rookies and unproven veterans make for a depth chart logjam that can only be remedied by competition and injuries.
How will it all play out? Here's our training camp edition of the final projected 53-man roster.