10 Small-School Standouts and Under-the-Radar Prospects to Watch at NFL Combine

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10 Small-School Standouts and Under-the-Radar Prospects to Watch at NFL Combine
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A lot of big-time NFL talent comes from small schools, and there are always players who are underrated. It is no different when we look at the prospects for the 2013 NFL draft. From schools like Princeton to East Central University in Oklahoma, we see that all levels of football can produce very good talent. 

As each year passes, the talent coming from small schools gets better, and NFL cupboards are stocked with players who play at these so-called “small schools." The reality is that if a guy can play, he can play, and there is a place in the NFL for him. Talent is talent, regardless of where it comes from.

There are also circumstances of players who get overlooked, and this year’s example is a player like Auburn outside linebacker Corey Lemonier. Only those who are really involved know who he is, but he has fringe first-round talent and is a potential star in the NFL as a pass-rushing 3-4 outside linebacker.

The combine is almost here, and with it we have this list of small-school and underrated players we should all be watching over the next eight days.

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