Mason Rudolph has two eyes. He can see the highlights and read all of the praise the other quarterbacks in his draft class are getting.
As you can imagine, it bothers him.
"Yeah, it is," Rudolph admitted to me this week. "I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wanted to play. Obviously, I know my role on this team, but I try to practice like it’s a game and be really competitive with every rep I get. Every special teams period, I throw some balls with our guys. I just want to get some throws in. Throws are scarce. But I think it’s a great period for me to learn and soak things in and go through the playbook and kind of refresh yourself."