NBA Draft 2012: 5 Surprise Names Who Will Sneak into First Round

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NBA Draft 2012: 5 Surprise Names Who Will Sneak into First Round
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Tyler Zeller has the potential to sneak into the end of the first round.

There are several bubble players—like Tyler Zeller—who could potentially be late first round picks in the 2012 NBA Draft. These players have not had their names hyped up much as of late, and there's a feeling around the league that many of them are not first round material.

There are five players that fit this mold. These bubble players are first round material. These guys deserve to be taken in the first round of the draft and they more than likely will sneak in.

Each individual player has a great set of skills and the potential to become a viable NBA player. These skills are certainly enough to warrant first-round selection, and teams would be wise to think long and hard before passing up on these guys.

It's highly unlikely that these guys will sneak into the lottery picks, or even within the top 20 for that matter, but there's a very good chance that we'll hear their names called as soon as the latter third of the first round begins.

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