NFL Draft 2013: Biggest Defensive Steals Outside 1st Round

March 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every year, teams find gems in the later rounds of the draft, and the 2013 NFL draft will be no exception.
Whether it's questions of consistency, physical tools, opposition in college, etc., potential stars always manage to fall outside the first round. It's impossible for scouts to have seen every player available and make a fair and accurate determination as to his potential.
After an uninspiring junior campaign and draft combine, Vontaze Burfict chose to forgo his senior season. It looked like a horrendous decision as he wasn't even drafted. The Cincinnati Bengals signed him as a free agent, and it turned into a fantastic move for both sides. Burfict's 127 tackles were the fourth-most among rookies in 2012.
There's plenty of players like Burfict lying in the weeds of the NFL draft. It's up to general managers to find them. In order to provide some help, here are three prospects outside the first round who will have a huge impact.
Jonathan Cyprien, SS,...

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