When it comes right down to it, very few NFL players develop into superstars right away. Some play well enough to make a handful of starts in the league, while others show improvement on an annual basis and mature into well-known players.
Yet, there's no magic formula that tells you who will last in the NFL and who won't. If there was, it would make the lives of head coaches and general managers around the league a lot easier.
Fortunately, we do have access to three things that have helped expand the knowledge base of people who follow the NFL. This first is advanced analytics. The second is game tape. And the third is beat writers.
All three things play a crucial role in helping people make smart assessments about particular players.
With the help of advanced analytics, game tape and different articles, I broke down eight under-the-radar players who could become big names during training camp in 2014.