But inevitably, there will always be free-fallers on draft day, and 2012 was no different.
The NFLDraft365 guys break down four such players that slid, including South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey and Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw.
Who else made the list? And which teams are fortunate for having those players fall into their laps so late?
Get all the information on the latest episode of "The Rush."
Stayed tuned all weekend as Bleacher Report provides wall-to-wall coverage of the 2012 NFL draft. Bleacher Report draft expert Matt Miller is live at Radio City Music Hall with all the news and analysis.
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