The 2013 NFL draft gets a lot of negative commentary as being weaker, less exciting and containing fewer potential stars than its 2012 counterpart. However, behind all of the projections and predictions are numerous players who deserve another look.
There are players who teams should be willing to reach for in the draft because they have a realistic chance of excelling at the next level. Some are expected to go in the seventh round but belong in the fifth or maybe sixth. Others have fallen down to the bottom of the first round for no apparent reason.
The draft is a process that takes twists and turns at basically every juncture, but the following players have showcased enough positive aspects to their game that they should be able to rise above their current draft forecasts.
Let's start with a player who very well may have been the top QB in the 2014 class but elected to join the NFL ranks a year early.