7 NFL Draft Picks with the Best Feel-Good Backstories

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7 NFL Draft Picks with the Best Feel-Good Backstories
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Like several others, Bruce Irvin's story made him a unique NFL draft prospect.

April's NFL draft was an inauguration for many college football players who have overcome the greatest of obstacles.

Out of the 253 selections in this year's draft class, some picks stood above the rest—but not exactly on the basis of talent.

It's not all about the Indianapolis Colts selecting quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick, or Robert Griffin landing with the Washington Redskins. Unusual circumstances forced other athletes under the microscope.

One must dig deep to find the most unique player profiles. With that said, here are the seven best draft pick stories of the 2012 NFL draft.

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