Football (and not the one with the black and white checkered ball) is almost here again.
Training camps are right around the corner, and we can start looking ahead to what teams and players will be doing in 2014.
Every year there are players many fans didn't know much about who break out in a big way and become household names.
Sometimes they're rookies like the Houston Texans' J.J. Watt or Green Bay Packers' Eddie Lacy. Other times they are unknowns like a young Tom Brady.
Either way, there are going to be guys who many people have never taken note of who will make us sit up and take notice this season.
Here are eight players who I think could be those guys who make us look back at 2014 and say, "Wow, how come we didn't notice them before?"