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    Around the NFL Trevon Wesco Jersey , each team is preparing to welcome 90 players to training camp with only 53 jobs available. At every position on the field, there will be battles that help make a complete roster. make the roster have to scratch and claw to make, or keep, their NFL dreams a reality.On the contrary, there are bigger bouts taking place on each team. The winners of each competition get rewarded with an opportunity to start and make a name for themselves.In each division, there is a battle that could alter the division and effect the playoff race in both the AFC and NFC.Here are the potential titanic battles in each of the eight NFL divisions that could set off a chain reaction felt throughout the league:AFC EastJosh McCown vs. Teddy Bridgewater vs. Sam DarnoldThe Breakdown: The New York Jets have a strong defense led by youngsters Leonard Williams, Jamal Adams, and Marcus Maye. Sprinkle in free agent signees Henry Anderson, Trumaine Johnson, and Avery Williamson and we could be looking at a stout defense.Offensively, Quincy Enunwa, Jermaine Kearse, and Robby Anderson might not be household names, but they could be by season’s end. Kearse and Anderson combined for 128 receptions, 1,751 yards, and 12 touchdowns in 2017. Enunwa missed his 2017 campaign with a neck injury, but in 2016 he amassed 58 catches, 857 yards, and four touchdowns.The weapons are there, but the Jets need consistency under center.McCown is the incumbent, but he could have a short leash with New York selecting Darnold third overall in the latest draft. Not to be overlooked, Darnold is believed to have a good shot at starting on opening day as well. Bridgewater seems like the odd man out, but a strong preseason could make this a <em>real</em> three-man-race.AFC NorthMatt Skura vs. Bradley BozemanThe Breakdown: Skura is the frontrunner to keep his gig as the Baltimore Ravens starting center. However, that shouldn’t put the Ravens’ faithful at ease as Pro Football Focus (PFF) graded his performance last year at 37.3. I am no mathematician, but it is obvious that is beyond woebegone.Bozeman was drafted in the sixth round out of Alabama by the Ravens, shocker as general manager Ozzie Newsome went to Bama. He is in a unique situation where he could wrestle the job away from a guy that struggled last season and give Joe Flacco the consistency he needs directly in his face. Flacco was relegated to being a check-down king last season. His forte is driving it down the field.The Ravens have a solid trio of backs in Alex Collins, Javorius Allen, and Kenneth Dixon. Flacco might be driven to have a resurgent year with the selection of the slippery Lamar Jackson. The road to the playoffs needs to be paved by the bulldozers up front.AFC SouthJack Mewhort vs. Braden Smith vs. Matt SlausonThe Breakdown: The Indianapolis Colts are the forgotten team in the AFC South as all the preseason hype goes to Jacksonville and Tennessee after remarkable playoff runs. Houston even gets their fair share of praise with the return of another injured quarterback in Deshaun Watson. However Shareef Miller Jersey , the Colts could start a new reign of terror over their divisional foes.Everything will start and end with Andrew Luck in the eyes of many, but the Colts will be the NFL’s door mat again if the offensive front is not in peak condition. They drafted Quenton Nelson with the sixth pick to play left guard, but they have a job opening on the right side. An exact facsimile of the former Notre Dame guard would be great.Mewhort was well on his way to establishing himself as one of the best young guards in the NFL until injuries took him out of his element. He has only played in 15 games in the last two seasons. Slauson is coming off a season-ending injury, but he offers versatility as well as a nasty approach in the trenches. Lastly, Smith was drafted in the second round out of Auburn where he excelled as a pass blocker and occasionally mauled his opponent.If the Colts’ line is good, then Luck is good and Indy will be good.AFC WestCaleb Sturgis vs. Roberto AguayoThe Breakdown: This might be the biggest battle in the entire conference between these two at kicker. Yes, a kicker could dictate not only the AFC West, but the AFC!Sturgis should be the favorite early on for the Los Angeles Chargers as a 61-yard field goal by Jake Elliott, the Philadelphia Eagles kicker, last season cost him his job with his former team.Meanwhile, for Aguayo, the former Seminole was put in a bad spot by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after they drafted him in the second round in 2016. He was never able to live up to expectations there and failed in brief stints in Chicago and Carolina as well. Maybe some California sunshine with limited weather concerns could kick start his career. No pun intended.NFC EastCole Beasley vs. Terrance Williams vs. Allen Hurns vs. Tavon Austin vs. Michael GallupThe Breakdown: Will the real Dallas Cowboys number one receiver please stand up (in my Eminem voice)? Well, even if one of these guys is standing up, they are not standing out.
     

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