Bigger. Faster. Stronger.
Those three words describe today's NFL athlete, and a prospect that enters the league without good size, speed, or strength is likely to struggle with the transition from college to the professional ranks.
But every rule has an exception, right?
While some prospects can make it to the NFL without ideal speed or strength, trying to make the league as a player under 5'10" can be a "tall order."
This year's draft has quite a few prospects listed under 5'10" that not only have a chance to be selected, but also to make an impact in the NFL.
Generally speaking, and this list is no exception, the "smaller" NFL Draft prospects tend to come from the skill positions on offense. The 2013 NFL Draft will have several "short" running backs who will hear their names called as well as a handful of small wide receivers.
By now, everyone knows the name "Tavon Austin." He is a first-round player who blazed the playing field and turned heads at the scouting combine. He could be an instant star in the NFL.
But for this article, let's take a closer look at some other intriguing prospects under the 5'10" mark.