Every year in the NFL draft, there are players who don't get the attention they deserve and end up being grossly undervalued by the media and casual fans.
But for many scouts and experts who put their time in watching film, there are always guys on their boards who are higher than many would expect. These are guys who went to smaller schools or who were just overshadowed on their team by other stars. Whatever the case, players sometimes just aren't valued as highly by the masses and end up being big surprises on draft day.
For this article, I looked to my own film study and research of some trusted scouts and experts to sift out some potential diamonds in the rough. These are players that I expect will continue to climb boards and go higher than they are projected to right now. And they'll ultimately have better NFL careers than some of the guys ranked above them.
Here are five prospects who will ultimately be drafted higher than you'd expect. Remember these names in April.