The 2012 NFL draft is over, but analysis of the results is just beginning. Like every year, the 2012 NFL draft was littered with steals in every round.
There’s no handbook on how to find a steal in the draft. A player being selecting well after he was projected to be taken typically constitutes a steal. However, true steals are never truly revealed until a few years after the draft. No one considered Tom Brady a steal right after he was drafted because not many knew who he was. We all know how that turned out.
Some steals are so obvious that it is safe to declare them as so immediately after the draft. One such steal was Rutgers’ wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. He was projected as a fringe first-round pick but wasn’t selected until the mid-third round.
Here are Mohamed Sanu and the 15 biggest seals of the 2012 NFL draft: