Aside from the obvious Jimmy Clausen there was also a host of other names with first round talent that slipped by in the deep but not particularly top-heavy draft.
Taylor Mays went from a highly likely top 10 selection if he had declared early into a mid-second rounder.
Carlos Dunlap, Brian Price, Sergio Kindle, and Golden Tate were all thought to potentially see the second half of round one, but had to settle with second-day selections.
Meanwhile several early picks in the second round were surprises for going early than expected despite the wealth of talent still available. Dexter McCluster was a well thought of scat-back, but at a full 24 pounds below C.J. Spiller and a 4.55 combine 40, he seems much more of a third round selection.
Torrell Troup leapfrogged Terrence Cody, Cam Thomas, and Linval Joseph to be the second nose prospect taken while Koa Misi went one pick earlier to the Miami Dolphins despite being considered something of a project while Kindle was still available.