Washington Redskins 2012: 10 Late-Round Prospects to Consider

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Washington Redskins 2012: 10 Late-Round Prospects to Consider
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With the 2012 NFL Draft only weeks away, "draftniks" across the country are distributing their mock drafts. Little love is given to the late-round picks, however. Many of the NFL's most successful personnel gurus will tell you that championship teams are not built in free agency or in the first or second round.

The teams that are able to find diamonds in the rough—players that may not pass the "eye test"—go on to become franchise-changing entities and find themselves hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in February. 

In 2010, a little-regarded running back from the University of Tennessee would go on to have one of the single greatest rookie years by a running back in league history. His name? Arian Foster. His rating? Between the 15th and 19th best running back in the draft. 

Hindsight is always 20/20. Instead, this article is an attempt to bring some measure of clairvoyance to the late rounds of the draft, when championship teams are made. What follows are 10 players projected to go in the late rounds (five through seven) of the draft, who the Redskins would be wise to consider. 

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