Anyone can look at a prospect like AJ Green or Patrick Peterson and see that they are going to be fine NFL players in the coming years.
Part of the fun of the NFL Draft process is finding those prospects that might have some rough edges that need smoothed out, but still could contribute to an NFL team.
Every fan has “their guy”, often a player that is from a local college that has developed before their eyes into an intriguing prospect. We’d like you to share those guys with your fellow Patriots fans here.
We’ll start things off with three quick hits on some late-round prospects or undrafted free-agents that might surprise some teams come August.
Will Rackley, OL, Lehigh - If you listened to our latest NEPD Radio segment, you heard this Lehigh prospect talked up pretty well. Probably a convert from OT to OG at the next level, good be a steal in the mid-rounds.
Karl Klug, DL, Iowa – He is going to be a hard guy to find a position for, but he is too good of a football player not to find a spot somewhere. Very undersized (6-3/270), but goes toe-to-toe with much bigger guys. Could even transition to OLB, although he played DT at Iowa.
Dain Taylor, DE/OLB, Drake – Probably our favorite “sleeper”, Taylor has that suddenness off the edge that the Patriots have been lacking. Could be a special player within a couple of years – we see him as a poor-man’s Ryan Kerrigan right now. Taylor should be available in the 6th or 7th round.
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