It happens every single year: Some player enters training camp as a relative unknown and leaves as a fan favorite.
Sometimes, it's a strong preseason performance that does it, or it's a lot of media coverage during camp. Maybe it will be defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham with one of his infamous overzealous player comparisons (h/t Tim Twentyman, DetroitLions.com).
Sometimes, the nature of the surprise changes. It could be a completely unheralded player making the roster out of nowhere or a role player moving into stardom or some other jump in notoriety.
Regardless of how or why, somebody is about to become a much bigger part of this Lions team than anyone expected, and these are the six guys most likely to do it.