Even with all the coverage that the NFL draft gets nowadays, some college prospects seem to just slip through the cracks even if they're productive players on good teams.
This is not a list of little-known mid-round prospects from small schools; this is a list of guys with serious talent who have just not gotten their share of attention.
Last week I did this exact same article but with offensive players. This week I am focusing on the defensive side of the ball, which is in many ways tougher to scout.
Here are eight defensive players who will continue rising in the coming months and end up being picked a lot higher than you'd expect.