NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas
The NFL draft is seven rounds for a reason: There are seven rounds of talent — and then some.
Yet while the likes of Oregon’s Dion Jordan and Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel jockey for position atop Round 1, there’s plenty of lesser known prospects who will still excel at the next level. They are what we call “Underrated.” Or if you have a way with words, “Diamonds in the Rough.”
Now just because a prospect isn’t touted doesn’t mean they’re going to go undrafted. It’s all relative to where they’re being projected in contrast with their actual value.
So which prospects fit inside these parameters?