The preseason has finally arrived and players will get to compete against members of another team for the first time.
Officials will keep score, but nobody really cares about that. Fans want to see new faces for the first time. They want to see if breakout players can meet the hype. They want to see who stands out during the next four weeks and who will win roster battles.
The Patriots have some spellbinding competition happening right now. The receiving corps is wide open. The defense is in flux. Tight end has become a tight race.
With so many players vying for a role and so few roster spots to go around, this should be one of the most spirited preseason competitions the Patriots have had in quite some time. Regardless of who wins their respective positional battles, it will be a very exciting several weeks.
Here are a few players most worth watching this preseason. Some are new, others are veterans primed for a big year, but all of them should bring excitement and intensity to the field.