Top 10 Preseason Studs
Though he fell short of his 10-for-10 prediction to Cards coach Ken Whisenhunt prior to the game, the tabloid-friendly quarterback had to "settle" for a 7-of-7 outing for 70 yards and one touchdown against the Texans.
With his 10 catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns, this rookie could supplant Greg Jennings as the Packers' No. 2 wideout behind Donald Driver. He has quickly become a preferred target for both Brett Favre and backup Aaron Rodgers.
The second-year quarterback has made a strong push for the Jets' starting job by completing 22 of 31 for 230 yards and a NFL-high four touchdown passes -- including three against the Falcons in preseason Week 1.
After an inconsistent 2006, the Cardinals kicker has quickly re-established himself as one of the NFL's most potent scorers -- nailing all five of his preseason field goals, including a 59-yarder against the Raiders.
Marion Barber III
Fantasy owners everywhere are salivating over Barber's prospects -- especially after his two-touchdown performance against the Denver regulars. Barber, who will likely share rushing duties with Julius Jones this season, has 105 yards on 23 carries through two games.
The Seahawks have seemingly struck gold -- again -- with this Virginia Tech alum, who has shredded opposing linemen for seven tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in two preseason games.
The explosive rookie has rolled for 103 yards in the preseason, highlighted by a scintillating 43-yard run against the Jets -- which began with a pirouette move through the running gap and ended with a punishing shoulder to a defender before begrudgingly getting tackled.
Is it possible the Saints unearthed a second hidden gem at wideout with Moore (along with Marques Colston), a 5-foot-9 blazer who has posted 13 catches (an NFL high) for 131 yards during the preseason, including eight receptions for first downs?
In his second outing as a Raider, Culpepper engineered two substantial scoring drives against the 49ers. All told, the strong-armed, fleet-footed quarterback completed 6 of 8 for 75 yards and two touchdown passes.
McDonald has a simple recipe for success in the NFL: Just follow Mike Martz, the pied-piper of prodigious offensive coordinators. With the Lions, McDonald has tallied an NFL-high 193 yards on just eight catches and joins perhaps the league's best quartet -- featuring Roy Williams, heralded rookie Calvin Johnson and Mike Furrey.