NFL Draft: 3 Prospects Poised to Be Late-Round Steals

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NFL Draft: 3 Prospects Poised to Be Late-Round Steals
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The NFL is a copycat league and with the Seahawks' victory in the Super Bowl, everyone will be copying their formula. It can be broken down into two parts—employing long, rangy corners that excel at press coverage and finding late round gems that produce at a high level. The latter of the two is arguably the most difficult to accomplish. For every Richard Sherman, there are dozens of players who don’t contribute.

This year’s crop of players include a number of intriguing prospects that most likely will come off the board on the third day of the draft but could offer teams the most bang for their buck. Some of these players have slipped due to off-field issues while others have slipped due to inexperience. The one thing they have in common is their potential to excel at the next level, provided they can convince a team to take a chance on them.

With this year’s draft being one of the deepest in recent memory, there are a number of candidates who can potentially be late-round steals. However, to paraphrase the age-old saying, not every prospect is made equal. There are certain players who are in a better position to be these coveted late-round gems. So without further ado, let’s see who three of these players are.

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