Though the outcomes of these preseason games are meaningless in terms of wins and losses, value is most certainly derived from the various glimpses at the new season.
Players who shine in August can demonstrate the value of a productive offseason. They can also provide insight into team chemistry, system changes and how certain players fit into their constantly changing environment. Turnover and change come to the NFL annually, and only those who adapt quickly will survive.
After two full weeks of NFL action, several players have shown early signs of dominance in 2013, but others could be taking a major step backward.
The NFL is constantly evolving, and you only get better or get worse—there's no staying the same.
Here’s a look at whose stock is rising and whose is sinking after the second week of preseason play.