This year’s draft was headlined by quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, but there was plenty of talent to be had at other positions.
There were particularly deep classes of offensive and defensive linemen, wide receivers and corners. The more talent there is at a position, the more disagreement there is among teams as to who the best players really are.
These evaluations become especially important in the second and third rounds, where prospects often have great potential but are overlooked for a variety of reasons. The flashiest picks are not always the most productive, and the teams with the best drafts are often the teams who found impact players outside of the first round.
Here are six guys who did not make national headlines with their selections, but will all have long, successful NFL careers and provide great value to the teams that drafted them.