Every year, the NFL draft brings new players into the league. Some come in as premier talents destined for greatness while others hope to be that next sleeper everyone wishes they'd landed.
Good choices, bad choices or both, the focus is on who's drafted and how they will or won't help their team. It's which team aced their draft moves and which teams are already looking forward to the next year.
But for every rookie added to a roster there's a veteran without a job. Each younger, faster phenom displaces one of their own who has "lost a step" or is considered a "bust."
And they're not the only ones who lose out on draft day. Some players find themselves as round pegs drafted for square hole teams, while coaches and general managers paint themselves into a corner.
So while teams and fans alike are eager to get their new players on the field like kids with new toys on Christmas, here's a look at those players who took it on the chin and lost out on the 2012 NFL draft.