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2013 NFL Draft Predictions: 7 Players Who Will Be Late-Round Sleepers
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Florida left tackle Xavier Nixon once looked like a promising prospect, but his draft status is in limbo entering the 2012 season.

The 2013 NFL Draft may be nine months away, but that doesn't mean it's too early to make some bold predictions about seven late-round sleepers. 

While it's always fun to examine the marquee prospects, it goes without saying that late-round selections can be just as critical to a team's success as first-rounders. 

For anyone doubting the value of late-round picks or even undrafted free agents, Super Bowl XLVI featured a sixth-round legend in Tom Brady, two undrafted stud receivers in Victor Cruz and Wes Welker and a former seventh-round pick in running back Ahmad Bradshaw. 

Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley and his go-to weapon Robert Woods will certainly hear their names called early on draft day, but let's take a look at seven lesser-known prospects who should be late-round sleepers this April.

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