Though it seems a long way off, the NFL Draft is fast approaching and is a hot topic of conversation. Guys like Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook and Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa will surely get selected on Day 1, but what about guys who aren’t guaranteed to go on that day?
More often than not, some of the NFL’s best players have been guys who were not picked in the first round. Indianapolis Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton was a third-round pick out of Purdue. New England Patriots quarterback and four-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady was a sixth-round pick out of Michigan.
Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes was undrafted out of Division II Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.
These players have all turned not being drafted in the first round into successful NFL careers, and this year’s draft class is full of such players.
In fact, here are five that stand out especially.