While the vast majority of NFL coverage is squarely focused on the elite and well-known, there are a number of under-the-radar players currently making a name for themselves in minicamps.
Every year, players emerge from obscurity to make a significant impact on their club's fortunes, and this campaign will be no different. That's why minicamps in June—a normally overlooked event in the sports cycle—are so underrated and vital. They provide the first glimmer of emergence for hitherto overlooked prospects.
The players that made this list did so because they've performed above expectations at OTAs and minicamps so far, earning them the praise of coaches and teammates. These athletes haven't yet earned serious media exposure, but that can all change with exceptional play this autumn.
It's important to note that early offseason practice sessions are not the end-all, be-all of player evaluation; just because a player looks great in shorts in June doesn't mean that will translate to success in pads in October. But that possibility does exist, and that's why these performances are noteworthy.
Here are the under-the-radar players making a name for themselves so far in NFL minicamps.