NFL Draft 2013: Sleepers Still Available Heading into Final Rounds
With three rounds of the NFL draft in the books, there are still a number of players available that will have an impact in the future.
Late-round picks often offer much more risk than those made earlier in the draft, but there is still plenty of reward available. A lot of the sleepers in the late rounds have to be considered projects and need coaching in order to justify their draft spots.
Here is a look at some players who are still on the board heading into the final day of the draft but who will have an impact in the league.
Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
Stills is a smooth wide receiver prospect, but lacks the ideal build that teams look for in the early rounds. Despite being 6'1", Stills only weighs in at 194 pounds. Despite having a thin frame, Stills plays physical enough to have success in the NFL. In addition to decent physical tools, Stills has some of the best intangibles at the position.
As a solid route-runner, Stills should be able to come into an NFL camp and at least make some noise. His deceptive speed make him a dangerous threat around the field. With proper coaching to improve his technique, Stills will have the opportunity to make an impact on an NFL team within the next few seasons.
Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson
One of the heaviest defensive ends remaining in the middle rounds, Malliciah Goodman has the potential to make an impact from the final day of the draft. Goodman has the size and power to be a solid lineman, but suffers from slow reaction times.
Throughout much of his college career, Goodman didn't show enough intensity on a consistent basis. At times he showed great effort and excelled during those moments. If a team is able to channel that level of effort and get that on a regular basis, they could get a huge steal with Goodman in the final rounds.
Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State
The big offensive lineman has the body to be a good tackle, but his sloppy technique dropped him to the final day of the draft. At 6'8", 308 pounds, Fragel has the frame to add even more weight before getting a chance to shine in the league.
Where Fragel lands will go a long way in determining how successful he can be. He needs solid coaching to reach his potential. The other issue for Fragel is a lack of intensity. That's a bigger question mark than his technique, but it can be fixed.
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