The NBA draft is all about finding value, regardless of where you're picking. That value can manifest itself in many forms: NBA-ready skills, jaw-dropping athleticism, long-term potential or something else entirely.
The best-drafting teams properly identify the elite players at the top of the big boards, but they also notice the sleepers.
These sleepers aren't commonly talked about in draft discussions. They aren't usually projected to go in the first round (although there is one exception in this article), and their names may not resonate with anyone but the most hardcore college basketball fans.
That doesn't stop these diamonds in the rough from having enough potential to develop into quality NBA players down the road.
If a team wants to be truly successful, it should focus on drafting one of these guys. Anyone can pick out the studs at the top, but it takes a special eye to see something many other people may not have noticed.
Note: All measurements and stats come from DraftExpress.com.