12 Draft Freefalls Who Got the Last Laugh

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12 Draft Freefalls Who Got the Last Laugh
JULIE JACOBSON/Associated Press

If there's one thing that seems to be a constant for all athletes, it's the chance to live out their dreams of playing professionally by hearing a commissioner announce their name.

Unfortunately, though, sometimes it can take a lot longer than they originally anticipated.

As we saw a few weeks ago when Johnny Manziel slid all the way to the No. 22 pick in the NFL draft, here are a few other players who not only fell further than they thought, but turned it into motivation—because they've turned their draft snub into incredible careers.

And I'm not talking about sleepers who have overachieved, like Tom Brady, but guys who were supposed to go high but fell for various reasons.

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