2011 NFL Draft: 10 Late-Round Sleepers

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2011 NFL Draft: 10 Late-Round Sleepers
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A lot of times what makes a draft are the guys taken in the later rounds. Sure, it doesn't hurt to hit with a top pick, but what about the guys who are looked at as being practice squad guys and not starters?

Some people only care about the overrated—see picture at left. However, there are a lot of underrated players taken in the late rounds every year that either came on strong or blossomed into a force on their teams.

It's all about the surprises, like seventh-round picks Ahmad Bradshaw, Jay Ratliff, Cortland Finnegan and Marques Colston, fourth-round selections Justin Tuck, Jared Allen and Asante Samuel and fifth-rounders Trent Cole and Michael Turner.

Am I missing any notable sixth-round picks from the past 10 to 15 years? Anyway...let's see 10 players who could be those late-round steals that'll blow people away.

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