For these participants in the 2012 NBA draft, perceived value is mostly affected by placement.
If selected early, these guys would be considered overrated reaches. Yet the teams waiting outside the lottery and toward the draft's bottom are eagerly hoping to find value here.
One man's trash is another man's treasure, and these collegiate stars will offer plenty of upside, leadership, immediate production or all of the above.
Years from now, we could very well look at this draft saying, "How in the world did these guys fall so far?" The franchises that passed them up will regret "the one that got away," while those that procured their services with low picks and slim rookie contracts will be thankful they did.