With coaches, media and fans present, every player is being watched closely in NFL training camps throughout the league, but some face greater spotlights than others.
From rookie quarterbacks like Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater to players like EJ Manuel and Trent Richardson who are expected to take a major step forward this year, there are select players at each camp on whom all eyes are focused.
The word “scrutiny” often comes with a negative connotation, but at this point of the year, it’s not necessarily a bad thing if a player is being scrutinized. What is true for all of the players on this list is that there are unanswered questions—questions they are trying to answer affirmatively in camp—about how effectively they can contribute to their teams in 2014.
As training camp rolls onward and the preseason begins this upcoming week, each of these players needs to showcase his talents or the scrutiny will only increase.