Every year, it seems like there is at least one rookie who comes out of nowhere and takes the NFL by surprise.
This season, that first year talent could very well be Ryan Steed, a skilled defensive back from Furman University.
Steed was a three-year starter in Furman's defensive backfield and an FCS All-American this past season. He totaled 180 tackles and 14 interceptions in his collegiate career, which ranks among the best marks in school history.
This year's NFL Draft features several top-notch defensive backs in Morris Claiborne, Stephon Gilmore, Dre Kirkpatrick and Janoris Jenkins. But after that, Steed is in a large group of cornerback prospects that could be drafted anywhere in the second-to-seventh round range.
Let's take a look at this former FCS All-American and break down some of his best strengths and weaknesses.