2013 NFL Draft: 5 Hidden Gems You Need to Know Now

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2013 NFL Draft: 5 Hidden Gems You Need to Know Now
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It happens in every NFL draft. A team will select someone from a lesser known school who turns out to be a solid NFL player. Or even a legitimate star.

Players like these can be found at the East vs. West Shrine game, the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine.

Yes...the scouts, coaches and general managers will flock en masse to the Pro Days at Alabama, Ohio State, USC, Texas, Notre Dame and schools of that caliber.

But they will also keep their eye out for talent in lesser numbers at the Pro Days for schools in conferences like the Mountain West, Mid American, Conference USA and Western Athletic.

Speaking of those conferences, I've selected five players who will be chosen in the 2013 draft that people should get to know, just in case they haven't seen them in action.

All five players look to have a future in the NFL.

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