Year after year, there are some players that enter the NFL Draft that no one bothers to mention. Some of these players go on to be the best in NFL history, like Tom Brady, who was picked up in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
This year there are quite a bit of defensive players entering the draft that no one is talking about. These players may go on to be the best to ever play the game of football. Until these players are given a shot though no one will know their true potentials.
Here are ten defensive sleepers in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Greg Lloyd is an inside linebacker who is coming in at 6-foot-2 and 247 pounds. Lloyd is a senior coming out of Connecticut. He battled injuries late in his career, which of course is hurting his draft stock.
Lloyd was a Second Team All-Big East pick in 2009. He only played in seven games in his senior season, but he still recorded 25 tackles in those games.
When healthy, this man can play some football, which is why he was a big part of the Connecticut defense.
Ollie Ogbu is a defensive lineman who played for Penn St. He stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs 298 pounds. In 2009, Ogbu racked up 30 tackles, two sacs, and a team-high three forced fumbles.
He is a very strong and quick player who is going to impress a lot of people at the next level.
Christian Ballard is a defensive end coming out of Iowa. Ballard stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 245 pounds. He has great athleticism and is a tremendous pass rusher.
Ballard had 40 tackles this season. Put under the right coaching staff, Ballard can be a nightmare against opposing offenses.
Shareece Wright is a very talented corner back coming out of USC. He stands at 5-foot-11 and weighs in at 185 pounds.
At USC, Wright recorded 75 tackles and a team-high ten pass deflections and two fumble recoveries. He has some speed coming in with a 4.51 40-yard dash.
Adrian Robinson was voted the 2009 MAC Defensive Player of the year. He is best when he is put on the line and he is a very good football player.
Robinson comes in at 6-foot-2 and weighs 250 pounds.
Dontay Moch stand at 6-foot-2 and weighs 229 pounds. Moch was Nevada's first ever WAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Moch had 19.5 tackles for losses and six sacs in 2009.
Alex Frye is a safety coming out of Wake Forest. He comes in at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds. With good size and great coverage ability, he is going to be a steal in the draft.
The main reason he is not being talked about is due to the deep safety class in this year's draft, however Frye will surprise people in the next level.
Scooter Berry is coming off of a shoulder injury for West Virginia, but he is going to recover and be a force in the NFL. Berry is six feet tall and weighs 288 pounds.
He had a career high in sacs this year with three.
Aaron Williams is a corner back coming out of Texas. He comes in at 6-foot-1 and 192 pounds. Not only does Williams have an above average size for his position, but he is a true leader on and off the field.
His talent and leadership skills will take him a long way playing in the NFL.
J.J. Watt is a defensive end coming out of Wisconsin. Watt is a big boy coming in at 6-foot-6 and 279 pounds. With this size, he has some speed, and not to mention great pass rushing skills.
Watt is very good at his position and he is going to make an NFL team very happy in the draft.