While the majority of the attention tends to be focused on the first round of the draft, bargains can be had in the later rounds.
Finding a bargain player on day three is difficult for a variety of reasons.
In some cases, prospects are coming off injuries, which makes projecting their NFL futures extremely difficult.
It can also be difficult to quantify just how much a player's college system or teammates affected their play. This is crucial because the vast majority of upcoming rookies will be tasked with learning a new system while playing with a new group of peers.
Drafting a player is only one step of the process, as it's up to the coaches to develop the young talent that the front office will acquire on draft weekend. This concept is even more important for those selected in the late rounds, when the players tend to have more weaknesses.
Scouting football players is an inexact science. It will take time for honest conclusions to be drawn about how well Dave Gettleman's fared in his first draft as general manager of the Panthers.