There are two purposes for training camp: to prepare players for the regular season, and to figure out which ones are going to get that far.
This is the time of year when we try to find rationales for how everybody on the 90-man training camp roster could theoretically make the final 53-man regular-season roster.
Obviously, they won't, though. Some players will get cut, and some will still be Detroit Lions in October and beyond. Some of them are obvious, and others less so.
For example, Matthew Stafford probably has a better shot at making the 53-man roster than, say, Alex Elkins. But who makes the roster between Kellen Moore and Thaddeus Lewis? Theo Riddick and Steven Miller? Dylan Gandy, Rodney Austin and Bill Nagy?
Those answers aren't so clear, are they? So why don't you read on and find out?
Note: Players are listed in alphabetical order of their last names. In other words, do not read this as a depth chart.