NFL training camps are at full steam, and preseason action has begun. Teams have had plenty of time to see the early returns on their top draft picks; as usual, the reviews are a mixed bag at this point.
The learning curve for NFL rookies differs by position, and each player's surroundings can play a large role in his acclimation to the pro game.
Is Sammy Watkins as explosive as advertised? Will Blake Bortles develop quickly and take the starting QB job away from Chad Henne sooner than expected? Will Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater be Week 1 starters under center? Which top rookies are struggling to make an immediate impact?
Let's take a look at some of the most compelling storylines among the league's top draft picks so far in training camp.
Who makes the list?
This list is comprised of high 2014 draft picks who have swung the pendulum of expectations one way or another in training camp so far. Players who have flashed their playmaking ability, started out with a bit of disappointment or showed surprising progression—whether good or bad—have found their way onto this list.