Every year in the NFL Draft as it drags into day 3, the top dogs of the class are off the board. Thus, we may tend to shift the channel or do something else with our Saturday. While the excitement may not be there like it was on day one, quality players remain on the board. You never know who is going to come out as that next Tom Brady.

Prospects like Brady, Bo Jackson, and Kurt Warner have all been overlooked during the NFL Draft. In these rankings, I will try to be pointing out the prospects that aren’t getting as much hype as they should be. For example, Kareem Hunt and Carlos Henderson aren’t getting enough credit for their production in college. Hunt fumbled only once out of 782 carries, he even recovered his only fumble! Last season Henderson forced the most missed tackles out of any other player! Then there are players like Aaron Jones, a late 6th round pick to mid 7th round guy who brings extreme versatility, being able to run well, catch well, and evade defenders.

To be clear, the way I’m categorizing “sleeper” in this piece is a player who isn’t getting the recognition of other top guys at the position, but he still presents quality talent which you can pickup from the 3rd round and beyond. You can use these rankings as a “watch list” as the draft enters the later stages.

*Who are some sleepers of your own? List them in the comments below!

RANK PROSPECT POSITION COLLEGE
1 Josh Dobbs QB Tennessee
2 Brad Kaaya QB Miami (FL)
3 Nate Peterman QB Pittsburgh
4 Jerod Evans QB Virginia Tech
5 Chad Kelly QB Ole Miss
1 Kareem Hunt RB Toledo
2 James Conner RB Pittsburgh
3 Brian Hill RB Wyoming
4 Marlon Mack RB South Florida
5 Aaron Jones RB UTEP
1 Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana Tech
2 Isaiah Ford WR Virginia Tech
3 Cooper Kupp WR Eastern Washington
4 Taywan Taylor WR Western Kentucky
5 Damore’ea Stringfellow WR Ole Miss
1 Adam Shaheen TE Ashland
2 George Kittle TE Iowa
3 Jonnu Smith TE Florida International
4 Pharaoh Brown TE Oregon
5 Drake Saubert TE Drake
1 Dalvin Tomlinson DL Alabama
2 Carlos Watkins DL Clemson
3 Davon Godchaux DL LSU
4 Elijah Qualls DL Washington
5 Tanzel Smart DL Tulane
1 Trey Hendrickson EDGE Florida Atlantic
2 Josh Carraway EDGE TCU
3 Avery Moss EDGE Youngstown State
4 Ejuan Price EDGE Pittsburgh
5 Garrett Sickels EDGE Penn State
1 Ben Boulware LB Clemson
2 Alex Anzalone LB Florida
3 Anthony Walker LB Northwestern
4 Connor Harris LB Lindenwood
5 Duke Riley LB LSU
1 Rasul Douglas CB West Virginia
2 Jourdan Lewis CB Michigan
3 Jalen Myrick CB Minnesota
4 Shaquill Griffin CB Central Florida
5 Brendan Langley CB Lamar
1 Justin Evans S Texas A&M
2 Rayshawn Jenkins S Miami (FL)
3 Fish Smithson S Kansas
4 John Johnson S Boston College
5 Jordan Sterns S Oklahoma State

About The Author Connor Neal

Connor Neal is a young but inspiring scout from the Pacific Northwest. He inspires to work for an NFL team as a scout, or as a sports analyst.