Tom Brady in the 6th round. Richard Sherman in the 5th round. Shannon Sharpe in the 5th round. Bo Jackson in the 7th round.
These, and many more NFL stars of the past and present like them, were NFL Draft sleepers. Guys who no one thought were sure-fire shots to succeed in the NFL, and thus they waited a LONG time for their names to be called on Draft day.
Logan Thomas, QB – Virginia Tech
Looking for the next Colin Kaepernick? Logan has the best combination of size, speed and arm strength of any QB prospect in the draft.
“Storm” Johnson, CB – Central Florida
Okay, we’ll admit it. We dig his name, but this college teammate of Brett Bortles can play!
Dri Archers, WR – Kent State
Dri clocked a 4.14 second 40-yard dash at the Draft Combine. Whoa! He might be the fastest player to EVER play in the NFL.
Daniel McCullers, DT – Tennessee
Does your team need a run stuffer? Daniel stands 6-7 and weighs 352 pounds. ‘Nuff said?
Jordan Tripp, OLB - Montana
Jordan is a tackling machine who set school records with 332 tackles and 10 forced fumbles.
Philip Gaines, DB - Rice
Philip has a perfect combination of size and speed to be a successful DB in the NFL.