Heading into the 2012 NFL Draft, most of the attention is focused on the big name players projected to be first-round selections.
Many of the stars in the league, however, have come from the later rounds of the draft.
Players like Tom Brady, Joe Montana, and Shannon Sharpe were all mid-to-late round picks that didn't get the attention they deserved on draft day.
Even those players picked late who don't wind up being hall of famer's,often wind up becoming household names and even Pro Bowl caliber talent.
Here we'll take a look at twelve players projected to go in the third round or later who could pay major dividends down the road for the team that selects them.