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Panthers Emerge as Unexpected Contenders and Other Top Training Camp Revelations

NFL training camps are where revelations about the upcoming season start to emerge.

Before camps, free agency and the draft process—alongside endless good press—paint a picture that every team is ready to contend. The overwhelming positive vibes make it fun, though the sweltering summer heat has a way of flushing out the truth.

Each year, training camps show where rookies stand on the depth chart, how veterans are returning from injuries, the free agents in new places that will spur massive change and which unexpected contenders and pretenders will make themselves known.

The following are revelations onlookers can expect to unfurl during camps based on clear trends, the slightest of hints and projections.