2013 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects Likely to Make Early Pro Bowl Appearances

April 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL teams often find starters on the second day of the draft, but in recent years a few teams have managed reap an even larger return on their initial investment of a second- or third-round pick.
Nineteen prospects selected in the second or third round of the draft since 2008 have already become Pro Bowl players. LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Ray Rice, Russell Wilson and NaVorro Bowman can all count themselves amongst this group.
As we look ahead to the start of the second day of the 2013 NFL draft in two weeks, let's take a shot at projecting which prospects that currently carry second- or third-round grades have the best shot at becoming Pro Bowl players early on in their careers.
An analysis of the 19 Day 2 draftees who have become Pro Bowlers in the last five years suggest that projecting a Day 2 draft prospect's early Pro Bowl potential requires an evaluation of three practical considerations in addition to more obvious factors such as the prospe...

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