Okay, so maybe you did know. But a few years have passed since the various drafts referenced in this article took place. Many of these athletes amassed Pro Bowl and All-Star Game appearances, trophies and rings, fame and fortune. They were front-page gossip news as they dated models, actresses and singers. Videos of their jaw-dropping dunks, blocks, home runs, catches or passes went mega-viral.
Their feats helped them shed their cloaks of undrafted-ness. And to tear free the mediocrity label that came with those cloaks.
These were the stigmatized, the forsaken, the overlooked...the stars that weren't suppose to shine so brightly.
Click on to see their radiance.