The All-Underrated Dream Team

Harry How

Let's take a look at some players in the 2013 NFL Draft that you may, or may not, have heard of.

There are a few names we often hear when we're talking about the 2013 NFL Draft. Geno Smith, Jarvis Jones, Cordarrelle Patterson are just a few of them. But the top-tier players are few and far between, and the vast majority of the draft is composed of players the average fan has never heard of. A good team will make good use of their first round selections. A great team will find value throughout the entire draft.

I wanted to create a list to highlight value in the draft that, I believe, would fit in well on the New York Jets. My only rule was not to list players that I believe will be taken in the first round of the draft. I am a strong opponent to groupthink, which is especially easy to get sucked into when it comes to the draft, so I have done my best to think for myself about each player's upside and NFL-potential. Each name is linked to a scouting report of that player. Because none of them are first round picks, they are not perfect prospects, which is important to keep in mind (so you don't automatically dismiss them as undraftable). Here is my list of underrated players that you may or may not have heard of, that I think will make the Jets very happy:

Offense Name School Expected Round
QB Zac Dysert Miami (OH) 3rd
RB Mike Gillislee Florida 3rd-4th
WR1 Stedman Bailey WVU 2nd-3rd
WR2 Terrence Williams Baylor 2nd
TE Travis Kelce Cincinnati 2nd-3rd
LT Xavier Nixon Florida 4th-5th
LG Brian Winters Kent St. 3rd
C Brian Schwenke California 3rd
RG David Quessenberry San Diego St. 4th
RT Oday Aboushi UVA 3rd
Defense Name School Expected Round
DE1 Margus Hunt SMU 2nd
DE2 Cornelius Carradine Florida St. 2nd
DT Montori Hughes UT-Martin 4th
OLB1 Chase Thomas Stanford 3rd-4th
OLB2 Keith Pough Howard 4th
ILB1 Kiko Alonso Oregon 3rd-4th
ILB2 Nico Johnson Alabama 4th
CB1 Jordan Poyer Oregon St. 2nd
CB2 Tharold Simon LSU 4th-5th
FS Duke Williams Nevada 5th-6th
SS Ray Ray Armstrong Miami 6th-UDFA
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