From Small Time to Prime Time: The 100 Best NFL Players Who Did Not Attend a Division I School of the Past 25 Years: #100-52

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From Small Time to Prime Time: The 100 Best NFL Players Who Did Not Attend a Division I School of the Past 25 Years: #100-52
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As I was watching the draft a couple of weekends ago, there were several names that went across the ticker that I hadn't ever heard of.

When your team selects a player that you have never heard of, it's hard to be positive about this news. Here are some players that were selected relatively high that you may not have noticed:

Dallas selected Jason Williams, a linebacker out of Western Illinois in the third round.

Jacksonville selected Derek Cox, a cornerback out of William & Mary in the third round.

Baltimore selected Lardarius Webb, a cornerback out of Nicholls State in the third round.

Detroit selected Sammie Lee Hill, a defensive tackle out of Stillman in the fourth round.

There are several more players who didn't play at Division I schools whom NFL teams are expecting to make an impact in the upcoming season, and these teams are justified in their expectations.

Over the past 25 years, there have been countless small time college players who have put together spectacular NFL careers.

So, let's remember some of the names from this draft and take a look back at some others who paved the way. Enjoy!

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