East Central Oklahoma defensive end Armonty Bryant is an example of a player who was unknown by many in early January, but then was unblockable at the Texas vs. Nation game. He followed that impressive outing with a solid effort at the Combine. Those performances got him on people’s radars, coaches, and fans alike.
But there are always those players who remain under the radar, even through the Combine and pro days. Certain scouts like to keep some of their favorite players off-the-radar while other teams play things so close to the vest that they won’t even nominate a player for an invite to the Combine, where his talents would be showcased for all 32 teams. Those pet projects can sometimes lead to a team reaching for a player, who turns into a bust, or a team being patient and getting a steal late in the draft.
Listed below are ten players who could wind up being the steals of the draft and others who could make a name for themselves in the NFL as an undrafted player.
1. QB Ryan Griffin, 6-5 206, Tulane
2. TE Jack Doyle, 6-5 254, Western Kentucky
3. LB Jordan Campbell, 5-11 244, New Mexico Highlands
4. LB Herman Lathers, 6-0 230, Tennessee
5. QB Brad Sorensen, 6-5 230, Southern Utah
6. DL Aaron Davis, 6-3 290, SMU
7. WR Xavier Boyce, 6-4 220, Norfolk State
8. DB Charles James, 5-9 182, Charleston Southern
9. DL Jared Smith, 6-3 302, New Hampshire
10. OG Chris Barker, 6-3 305, Nevada
Credit to Tulane for providing photo of Ryan Griffin.