Around the League looked at the rookies making noise early in training Monday. Now, it's time for the veterans.
First, a disclaimer. We are wary of putting too much stock in practice reports. A player that looked great one day can struggle the next. The players listed here have received consistent back slaps as standouts day after day.
1. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings TE: Perhaps no player has received more love letters from media and coaches than Rudolph. NFL Network's Michelle Beisner said Rudolph has been the team's "MVP" according to team insiders. During one practice, he was listed as "option No. 1, 3 and 5" for quarterback Christian Ponder.
5. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots TE:It was the "summer of Gronk" but it may be the season of Hernandez. Cornerbacks aren't big enough to cover Hernandez; no one else is quick enough because he runs routes like a wideout. With Brandon Lloyd also impressing in camp, the Patriots are loaded with weapons.