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Hidden Gems
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Year after year, NFL scouting departments search the country looking at hundreds of college prospects in preperation for the NFL Draft. The teams with the best scouts usually are the ones who can find the "hidden gems." Denver is notorious for finding late round talent. Terrell Davis, Olandis Gary, and Mike Anderson, each who've been 1,000 yard rushers, were all drafted on the second day of the draft. Most of the talent in the NFL comes from the second day of the draft. Below is a list of prospects by position who'll make their name known on day 2 and beyond. Some will go undrafted, but I'm sure that some will become viable NFL players.

These players are not ranked in a particular order.

Quarterbacks:

 
1.  Marcus Brady.....Cal State-Northridge.....5'11", 191.....4.56/40
2.  Scott Mitchell.....Western Washington.....6'2", 216.....4.67/40
3.  Seth Burford.....Cal-Poly.....6'2", 234.....4.77/40
4.  Aaron Smith.....Wagner.....6'4", 231.....4.97/40
5.  Ryan Van Dyke.....Michigan State.....6'4", 227.....4.96/40
6.  Bobby Pesavento.....Colorado.....6'3", 228.....4.83/40
7.  Greg Zolman.....Vanderbilt.....6'2", 220.....4.92/40
8.  Andrew Zow.....Alabama.....6'1", 224.....4.76/40
9.  Nick Rolovich.....Hawaii.....6'1", 204.....4.82/40
10.  Quinn Gray.....Florida A&M.....6'3", 241.....4.94/40
11.  Randy Hymes.....Grambling.....6'3", 216.....4.68/40(WR)
 
Runningbacks:
 
1.  Tony Fisher.....Notre Dame.....6'1", 228.....4.62/40
2.  Rock Cartwright.....Kansas State.....5'8", 237.....4.47/40(FB)
3.  Larry Ned.....San Diego State.....5'11", 219.....4.61/40
4.  Brian Allen.....Stanford.....5'9", 209.....4.48/40
5.  Delvon Flowers.....Arizona State.....6'0", 207.....4.57/40
6.  Joe Gunn.....Mississippi.....5'8", 206.....4.62/40
7.  Jesse Chatman.....Eastern Washington.....5'8", 236.....4.67/40*
8.  Michael Malan.....Brown.....5'11", 234.....4.56/40
9.  Josh Ranek.....South Dakota State.....5'8", 202.....4.53/40
10.  Marques Glaze.....Bloomsburg.....5'9", 196.....4.49/40
 
Fullbacks:
 
1.  Joe Hall.....Kansas State.....6'1", 281.....4.85/40
2.  Marvin Strong.....Alabama A&M.....5'11", 229.....4.66/40
3.  Mike Borgonzi.....Brown.....5'10", 237.....4.62/40
 
Wide Receivers:
 
1.  David Givens.....Notre Dame.....6'0", 217.....4.58/40
2.  Javin Hunter.....Notre Dame.....5'11", 188.....4.47/40
3.  Robert English.....Pittsburgh.....6'2", 211.....4.48/40
4.  Emmett Johnson.....Virginia Tech.....6'2", 205.....4.44/40
5.  Donnie O'Neal.....Arizona State.....6'1", 192.....4.52/40
6.  Lawrence Story.....Jackson State.....6'4", 205.....4.65/40
7.  T.C. Taylor.....Jackson State.....6'4", 218.....4.62/40
8.  Jake Schifino.....Akron.....6'0", 200.....4.42/40
9.  Devin Lewis.....Southern.....6'2", 205.....4.48/40
10.  Dedrick Dewalt.....Boston College.....5'9", 188.....4.45/40
11.  Lamont Brightful.....Eastern Washington.....5'9", 172.....4.42/40
12.  Ryan Tolhurst.....Richmond.....5'11", 193.....4.44/40
13.  Mike Coleman.....Widener.....5'11", 190.....4.45/40
14.  Edell Shepperd.....San Jose State.....6'1, 181.....4.56/40
15.  Frisman Jackson.....Western Illinois.....6'1", 206.....4.59/40
16.  Clarence Coleman.....Ferris State.....5'10", 184.....4.49/40
17.  Nate Jackson.....Menlo College.....6'2", 212.....4.71/40
18.  Kazmel Minott.....Iona.....6'2", 211.....4.58/40
19.  Pete Rebstock.....Colorado State.....5'8", 189.....4.50/40
20.  Darrell Hill.....Northern Illinois.....6'2", 197.....4.48/40
 
Tight Ends:
 
1.  Chad Hayes.....Maine.....6'6", 252.....4.93/40
2.  Marcus Bryson.....North Carolina A&T.....6'3", 248.....4.94/40
3.  John Niklos.....Western Illinois.....6'2", 234.....4.62/40
4.  Matt Murphy.....Maryland.....6'5", 252.....4.86/40
5.  Bryan Fletcher.....UCLA.....6'5", 236.....4.66/40
6.  Mark Anelli.....Wisconsin.....6'4", 262.....4.84/40
7.  John Cipot.....CW Post.....6'7", 273.....4.86/40
 
Offensive Tackles:
 
1.  Michael Collins.....Wake Forest.....6'6", 305.....5.24/40(OG)
2.  Doug Kaufusi.....Utah.....6'5", 313.....5.26/40
3.  Matt Anderle.....Minnesota.....6'6", 327.....5.51/40
4.  Kurt Vollers.....Notre Dame.....6'7", 321.....5.38/40
5.  Jason Jewell.....New Mexico State.....6'5", 302.....5.03/40
6.  Joseph Slaten.....Southern Methodist.....6'6", 311.....5.39/40
 
Offensive Guards:
 
1.  Tango McCauley.....Alabama State.....6'3", 304.....5.27/40
2.  Lawrence Smith.....Tennessee State.....6'2", 292.....4.92/40
3.  Pete Campion.....North Dakota State.....6'4", 307.....5.26/40
4.  Marquise Muldrow.....Arizona State.....6'2", 316.....5.34/40
5.  Mike Pucillo.....Auburn.....6'4", 317.....5.26/40(C)
6.  John Miller.....Duke.....6'6", 333.....5.51/40
7.  Tony Wragge.....New Mexico State.....6'3", 318.....5.16/40
8.  James McCall.....Hampton.....6'2", 321.....5.15/40
 
Centers:
 
1.  Andy Eby.....Kansas State.....6'3", 300.....5.12/40
2.  Jason Scukanes.....Brigham Young.....6'2", 298.....5.33/40
3.  Curt McGill.....Georgia.....6'3", 290.....5.08/40
 
Defensive Ends:
 
1.  Lonnie Ford.....Southern Cal.....6'2", 261.....4.77/40
2.  Michael Landry.....Southern.....6'3", 268.....4.72/40
3.  Antwane Lake.....West Virginia.....6'4", 286.....4.92/40(DT)
4.  Aaron Kampmann.....Iowa.....6'4", 288.....4.88/40
5.  Derrion Yates.....Tarleton State.....6'4", 263.....4.78/40
6.  John Stamper.....South Carolina.....6'4", 268.....4.81/40
7.  Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.....San Diego State.....6'5", 274.....4.91/40
8.  Terrell Washington.....Illinois.....6'2", 254.....4.82/40
 
Defensive Tackles:
 
1.  Clenton Ballard.....SW Texas State.....6'2", 323.....5.18/40
2.  Robert Bernard.....Texas A&M.....6'3", 294.....4.96/40
3.  Omari Jordan.....Buffalo.....6'4", 313.....5.10/40
4.  Kelvin Wells.....Willamette.....6'3", 326.....5.11/40
5.  Charles Hill.....Maryland.....6'2", 293.....5.04/40
6.  Nate Bolling.....Wake Forest.....6'3", 288.....5.04/40
7.  Wil Beck.....Idaho.....6'0", 313.....5.20/40
8.  Brandon Moore.....Illinois.....6'3", 288.....4.98/40(DE)
9.  Charlie Cook.....CW Post.....6'0", 292.....4.94/40
 
Outside Linebackers:
 
1.  Robert Mackey.....Winston-Salem State.....6'3", 252.....4.82/40(DE)
2.  Scott Fujita.....California.....6'4", 246.....4.68/40
3.  Tramaine Bingham.....Ouachita Baptist.....6'3", 255.....4.69/40(DE)
4.  Bryan Smith.....Texas A&M-Commerce.....6'3", 234.....4.58/40
5.  Rocky Boiman.....Notre Dame.....6'3", 242.....4.63/40
6.  Brandon Moore.....Oklahoma.....6'1", 239.....4.78/40
7.  Nick Rogers.....Georgia Tech.....6'2", 251.....4.65/40
8.  Idris Price.....New Haven.....6'1", 233.....4.55/40
9.  Isaiah Harris.....St. Cloud State.....6'3", 234.....4.61/40
10.  Justin Thomas.....Midwestern State.....6'3", 246.....4.71/40
 
Inside Linebackers:
 
1.  Todd Delamielleure.....Hofstra.....5'11", 233.....4.88/40
2.  Maurice Rodriguez.....Fresno State.....6'1", 241.....4.77/40
3.  Duane Williams.....Buffalo.....6'2", 245.....4.80/40(OLB)
4.  Travis Carroll.....Florida.....6'4", 240.....4.90/40
5.  Tyreo Harrison.....Notre Dame.....6'2", 238.....4.96/40
 
Cornerbacks:
 
1.  Eric Joyce.....Tennessee State.....5'9", 194.....4.44/40
2.  Jermaine Chatman.....Arizona.....5'10", 181.....4.54/40
3.  Andre Goodman.....South Carolina.....5'9", 188.....4.39/40
4.  Eric Sims.....Eastern Kentucky.....5'11", 180.....4.51/40
5.  Markese Fitzgerald.....Miami.....5'10", 182.....4.53/40
6.  Lavar Glover.....Cincinnati.....5'9", 178.....4.46/40
7.  Tony Lukins.....New Mexico State.....5'10", 191.....4.33/40 
8.  Jykine Bradley.....Middle Tennessee State.....5'9", 183.....4.56/40
9.  Yohance Scott.....Utah.....5'11", 194.....4.43/40
10.  Allistair Sebastien.....St. John's.....5'11", 200.....4.48/40
11.  Bruce Branch.....Penn State.....5'11", 192.....4.59/40
12.  Willie Ford.....Syracuse.....6'2", 195.....4.55/40
13.  Tony Okanlawon.....Maryland.....5'10", 188.....4.53/40
14.  Kris Richard.....Southern Cal.....5'11", 190.....4.47/40
 
Free Safeties:
 
1.  Sam Brandon.....UNLV.....6'2", 202.....4.62/40
2.  Jeremy Robinson.....Massachusetts.....6'1", 194.....4.58/40
3.  James Bracey.....Mesa State.....6'0", 198.....4.55/40
4.  Aaron Edwards.....Monmouth.....5'11", 197.....4.59/40
5.  Jack Brewer.....Minnesota.....6'0", 194.....4.56/40 
6.  Ryan Clark.....Louisiana State.....5'11", 191.....4.55/40
7.  Stephon Kelly.....Winston-Salem State.....6'2", 196.....4.64/40
8.  Jon Pendergrass.....Southern Illinois.....5'11", 206.....4.45/40
9.  Allen Parker.....Cheyney University.....6'0", 205.....4.47/40
10.  Jason Gallimore.....Colorado State.....5'9", 204.....4.50/40
11.  Jay Brooks.....Texas A&M.....5'9", 192.....4.55/40
 
Strong Safeties:
 
1.  Nate Coggins.....West Georgia.....6'0", 196.....4.66/40
2.  Chris Young.....Georgia Tech.....5'11", 207.....4.63/40
3.  Bobby Jackson.....Illinois.....6'0", 217.....4.59/40
4.  Chad Williams.....Southern Mississippi.....5'9", 202.....4.49/40
5.  Derick Pack.....James Madison.....5'11", 218.....4.60/40
6.  Keon Nash.....Albany State.....6'3", 217.....4.71/40
7.  Ron Israel.....Notre Dame.....6'0", 210.....4.58/40
8.  Sterling Rogers.....SW Texas State.....6'0", 225.....4.67/40(LB)
9.  Elton Seals.....Western Oregon.....6'1", 207.....4.60/40
10.  Sherrod Coates.....Western Kentucky.....6'0", 214.....4.48/40

The above list are examples of TRUE 'hidden gems.' These players are all considered second day possibilities with the exception of a few players. Keep your eyes open for these kids in the near future. Some will make some noise.