Last year at this time, Michael Jenkins, Zach Sudfeld and Donald Jones were the darlings of the OTA season for the New England Patriots. Two failed to make it to the roster cuts and the other—Sudfeld—didn't make it a full month into the regular season before being released.
These cautionary tales should help increase the dose of salt that you take with reports from practices this early in offseason. Stocks may rise in the media's eye, but only the coaching staff knows the true story.
With that said, here are five players that seem to be making the most of their time in Foxboro.