Every year, as soon as the draft ends, 32 teams climb all over each other to sign the best of the best talents that didn’t hear their names called on draft weekend. Often lost amid the scramble is the fact that every year, a few of these players are actually going to make it in the NFL.
Most will not, though. Quite a few will serve as “camp bodies,” players who are there to help fill out the 90-man roster.
Oftentimes, it can be hard to tell the difference, because so many of these players—almost all—were afterthoughts leading up to the draft. We’ll take a look at the prospects of intrigue, though, and try to figure out which ones may have a legitimate path to a roster spot this summer.