The first few days of Chicago Bears training camp are in the books, and while it's too soon to say which players have separated themselves from the pack for starting jobs or roster spots, a few names have stood out after a handful of practices.
Fatigue and injury will impact who ends up having a great all-around camp, and sometimes players (especially young ones) take a little longer to get their NFL legs under them.
For now, here's whose stock is on the rise.
Anthony Miller (WR)
The rookie second-round pick is dazzling onlookers with his precision route running and the competitive fire he's bringing to practices. Matt Nagy said Monday that Miller is bringing swag to the field, something the young wideout is clearly overflowing with. He's battling for starter's reps right now and if he can carry his early momentum into the preseason, he'll have a good shot at securing them.
Prince Amukamara (CB)
Amukamara has been displaying tight coverage and good ball skills according to those in attendance at Bourbonnais. Maybe it's because he finally has a multi-year contract under his belt and he can play with more confidence. Regardless of the reason, if Amukamara brings his A-game in 2018, the Bears secondary will emerge as one of the toughest in the NFL.
Taylor Gabriel (WR)
"Turbo" was on display Monday hauling several passes from Mitch Trubisky, including a deep ball down the sideline that may be a sign of things to come this season. The overlooked speedster is getting more comfortable in the offense, according to Nagy, which should result in even more big plays over the next several weeks.
Jordan Howard (RB)
Remember when Howard couldn't catch the football? Yeah, me too. Apparently, the third-year pro worked awfully hard at improving his hands this offseason and it's showing in practice. Nagy said Howard is proving capable of being a three-down back, which is arguably the best thing to come out of Bears camp so far. A well-rounded Howard will do wonders for the offense.
Leonard Floyd (OLB)
Floyd hasn't done anything particularly special in practice, but the fact that he's healthy and playing fast is a great sign for a defense that's relying on him to be the beginning, middle and end of its pass rush. He'll continue to build confidence in his knee and, in time, will forget about it entirely. Hopefully, it'll be in time to get after Aaron Rodgers in Week 1.