Hitting on first-round picks is essential for any team in order to sustain success—but having success on the second and third days of the draft is what separates the contenders from the pretenders.
Late-round picks are all flawed in some way or another. After all, if they were better prospects, they would have been drafted higher. The key to drafting in the late rounds is to find players that have a specific set of strengths that can fit a specific system where they can become role players or eventual starters.
Here are the top 2013 rookies from spring practices that look like late-round steals already.