The scores don't matter, and neither do most of the stats. The NFL preseason is arguably too long, too boring, too monotonous. Depth charts are molded in practice as much as they are in exhibition games.
But there is something to be said for live action against actual opponents, especially when you're going up against guys who are putting everything on the line. And that's why the preseason matters.
And so as the first full week of NFL preseason games takes place over the next few days, there will be certain players who will have a chance to change their fortunes by emerging into starting roles, or by shedding injury and/or productivity concerns.
Whether they're proving people wrong or proving them right, here are a dozen NFL players with lots of proving to do this weekend.