Five most intriguing AFC camp battles

If Mark Sanchez and Kellen Clemens perform equally well for the Jets in the preseason, expect Sanchez to get the starting nod. Getty Images

AFC training-camp battles | NFC

In the AFC, there are some prominent, young first-round picks vying for starting jobs. Expect these players, in whom their franchises have so much invested, to get every benefit of the doubt against their less expensive competition. That alone won't dictate who receives the most playing time, but don't overlook how much it works to favor players such as Mark Sanchez and Brady Quinn.