With the college bowl season approaching and many NFL teams already packing it in for the season, our eyes turn toward the 2013 NFL draft. However, like most drafts, our eyes tend to stay focused on a limited number of prospects—either the guys that "everyone" is talking about, or the guys that fit what we believe our favorite team might be looking for.
In that atmosphere, guys tend to slip under the radar for months at a time until draft "buzz" or a fantastic workout rocket them up draft boards.
A guy might sneak in because he doesn't go to a huge school or because he's got a teammate with a bigger profile. Guys might slip under our noses because they play a position no one focuses on or because their niche role isn't as valued. We tend to forget about the hard-nosed guys who go about their business without much fanfare.
It is these guys we're looking at today—seven prospects that deserve more attention.