At this point, we know who the marquee names are going into the 2012 NFL Draft. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Morris Claiborne are the elite of the elite.
But lest we forget, there is still a lot of draft left to go after the first rounders have been announced and handed their jerseys.
What NFL teams hope for, search tirelessly for, is talent that others looked over. There is a great deal of value to be had in players that come out in the mid to late rounds of the draft, and last year it was DeMarco Murray who best demonstrated this fact.
As a rookie runner for the Dallas Cowboys, Murray rose from the third running back spot on the depth chart to earn a starting role in place of Felix Jones and Tashard Choice. Murray proved his value by rushing for 897 yards and adding another 183 yards receiving.
All in all, not too shabby for a guy taken in the third round.
Here are five sleeper running back prospects who could produce similar results in 2012.