Every year, without fail, there are players who are drafted into the NFL that most fans and even draftniks do not know. There are players who sign as street free agents and may toil for a year or two on the practice squad before getting a chance to play.
While NFL front offices get panned for missed picks or poor free-agent signings, there are at least two players on every NFL squad that are a “find” or a solid, low-cost pickup that will help the club at some point.
Here is a list of 10 players who are definitely not household names. As a matter of fact, only two of the players were drafted and both were sixth-round picks, but neither draft pick is still with his original team.
Most of these players have spent a majority of their young careers on the practice squad. But with some growth and learning the NFL way, all 10 players have a chance to contribute in 2013.