Missing on first-round picks is a great way for NFL general managers to lose their jobs, but hitting on late-round picks is how the men are separated from the boys in NFL front offices.
So, what is a sleeper?
Many might quibble about the definition, but for the purposes of this article I went with this: a player who is likely to be selected on the third day of the draft and is considered to have an uphill battle to contribute early on in his NFL career, yet has the skills necessary to make an impact on the league.
Of course, for those sleepers to awaken, a lot has to happen. Sometimes the right fit comes along, an injury opens the door or a coach lights a fire under their bums that inspires these prospects to new heights.
Whatever does it for this crop of guys, here is a player from each position who should be at the top of your draft board toward the bottom of the draft.