Several small-school stars are ready to impact 2011 NFL draft
With the NFL draft less than a week away, conversations have centered on the top prospects expected to be selected in the early rounds. Yet every year, unknown players chosen in the middle and late parts of the draft make rosters around the league and positively impact NFL squads.
Players from last year's draft such as offensive linemen Jared Veldheer (Raiders) and Ramon Harewood (Ravens) were unknown to those outside of the scouting community and considered draft-day surprises. Here's a look at some underrrated prospects -- with only one who was invited to the combine -- who are presently creating a buzz in NFL draft rooms.