2012 NFL Draft: 11 Potential Late-Rounders That Could Become Stars

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2012 NFL Draft: 11 Potential Late-Rounders That Could Become Stars
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Austin Davis (Middle) helped lead Southern Miss to an upset of Houston in the C-USA Championship

In every NFL draft, there are always multiple players that are chosen in the later rounds that go on to flourish at the professional level, such as Tom Brady in 2000 (sixth round, 200th overall), Jared Allen in 2004 (fourth round, 126th overall) and Cortland Finnegan in 2006 (seventh round, 215th overall).

Not to mention, there's also multiple players that go on to have solid careers that didn't even get drafted at all—such as Pittsburgh's James Harrison, New York's Victor Cruz, San Diego's Antonio Gates and New England's Brian Waters.

With that being said, there are likely going to be a few players chosen in the late rounds of the 2012 NFL draft that will become serviceable NFL players.

As of right now, it is a complete crap-shoot as to where players will be selected, as the draft isn't for another four months and many players' stocks will rise and fall. We already practically know where players such as Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Matt Kalil will be selected, but once you get past the first round, it is a complete guess.

Yesterday, I took it upon myself to make a complete seven-round mock draft, in hopes of getting a few selections right, and well, just trying to fill the boredom that swarmed me.

During this slideshow, I will give my potential late-round sleepers that could become eventual stars in the NFL, whether it be this year or five years from now.

NOTE: By "late-round selections," I consider it to be from the fifth-round to seventh-round selections

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