The NFL preseason is a time for young draft picks to make their case for a starting job. They are given the chance to play in a low pressure situation and show off the skills that made them attractive to NFL talent evaluators.
For some, the preseason is a springboard to a starting job. For others, it is a clear indication that what they really need is another season on the bench, watching, waiting, and learning.
Here are eleven players, led by the 2011 Heisman trophy winner, Cam Newton, who fall into the second category.