Training camps serve as the barometer for expectations: They gauge a player's talent, reveal their work ethic and file preseason progress reports.
In the aftermath of a bottom-of-the-barrel 2-14 struggle, a team's forward momentum tends to hit a Leonidas line (NSFW). The 2013 Chiefs are the exception to the rule.
Ownership uprooted the rickety foundation, ensuring that next season's squad is far more than a refurbished product. The drastic turnover adds more weight to training camp's significance, but the new coaching staff also deletes history and opens the window of opportunity for up-and-comers.
Five players will turn heads and spellbind spectators.