NFL Draft Sleepers: Players Overlooked and Under-Scouted in 2013

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIApril 3, 2013

With every mock draft, we get closer to understanding the pecking order of the 200-plus players to be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft.

But while some players are locks to come off the big board early, many others are facing more modest expectations, despite boasting pro-ready talent.

One player who might surprise draft fans is a guy whom we already know: South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore.

After recovering from a left knee injury in 2011, the junior dislocated his right knee in the middle of the 2012 season. Despite another arduous offseason of rehab, Lattimore managed to participate in a limited session of the Gamecocks' pro day, where he received a standing ovation from teammates, media and representatives of NFL teams.

But what about a sleeper of the unknown variety? Where will these players go in the 2013 NFL Draft

Enter Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore, who may see his name come off the board before the end of the second round. While the Huskies did not enjoy much success as a team, winning only five games in 2012, Moore approached the 300-tackle mark during his three years in Storrs as a starter. While undersized, Moore also put up impressive numbers at the NFL Combine in February. 

What other players could be considered sleepers in this April's draft?

Join me and fellow NFL lead writers Aaron Nagler and Matt Miller as we give our favorite sleepers for the NFL Draft.

You're invited to Bleacher Report's Live Draft Party from Times Square in New York City.

Enjoy our spicy-hot takes and leave your own sleepers in the comments below. As always, thanks for watching.