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2013 NFL Draft: Most Overlooked Player at Each Position

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

William Gholston deserves more attention as a 2013 NFL draft prospect than he has received. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

Just two days away from the 2013 NFL draft, it’s the time of the season where projected first-round picks start to come out of the woodworks. Suddenly, a player who no one has been projecting in Round 1 all year starts being rumored to a team late in the first round, or one reported visit or phone call from a prospect with a team picking early propels that player into the high picks of many NFL mock drafts.

Some players, however, never generate the buzz until the draft itself comes around. Each year, there are NFL prospects who are overlooked by the majority of the draft media, only to be selected considerably higher than most projected them to be picked.

That may not necessarily apply to most of these players — we will find out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday where each player’s true draft stock, at least in the mind of the teams that draft them, lies. The following players, however, are one player at each position who has not gotten as much attention as his peers leading up to the start of the draft, even though each of these players belong at the very least to be part of the discussion.

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2013 NFL Draft: Five Underrated Prospects

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Will Davis 2013 NFL Draft

Will Davis could be a mid-round steal in the 2013 NFL Draft. (USA Today Sports Images)

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?

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2013 Senior Bowl: 15 Thoughts from Day Three (South Practice)

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Kentucky OG Larry Warford played like a starting NFL OG today.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The Lions coaching staff is running a physical and emotional practices here at the Senior Bowl. With such a physical competition it seemed a lot of injuries were cropping up. Overall it was a very good practice with the tone set early. Today the players were used to their surroundings and it showed. I thought some players bounced back well and some continued to ascend up draft boards.

Here are my 15 thoughts from Day Three at South Practice.

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Florida vs. South Carolina

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Matt Elam FLorida Safety

Matt Elam would be an intriguing pickup for the Patriots this offseason. (Photo: US Presswire)

BIG 10 / BIG 12 / SEC / PAC 12 / ACC / BIG EAST / OTHER FBS / FCS

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

South Carolina coming off a huge loss last week vs. LSU, needed to find a way to upset Florida in Gainesville to take control of the SEC East. While both defenses field players who will be playing in the NFL in the near future, each team has had offensive players emerge as legitimate NFL prospects. Did Marcus Lattimore play and was he effective?

Which star players were able to make more plays and which players helped their NFL Draft stock the most?

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