2017 NFL Rookie Sleepers

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The NFL draft is less than a month away and fans are eagerly waiting to see who their teams will pick. Fans are usually more focused on the first round of the NFL draft since that’s where teams are most likely to find an elite player. However, every year there are players selected beyond the first couple of rounds that end up surprising everyone. In last years draft there was Tyreek Hill (5th rd), Jordan Howard (5th rd), Dak Prescott (4th rd) and many other rookies that were drafted beyond the first two rounds that ended up being great in 2016. For this article, in no particular order, I’m going to list some players that are projected to be picked beyond the first two rounds that could potentially be huge sleepers in 2017.

WR Taywan Taylor: 5’11 | 203 lbs

Project Round: 3

SPARQ: 125.9

2016 Stats: 14 Games | 98 Receptions | 1,730 Yards | 17 TD’s

WR Zay Jones: 6’2 | 201 lbs

Projected Round: 3

SPARQ: 133.7

2016 Stats: 12 Games | 158 Receptions | 1,746 Yards | 8 TD’s

WR Carlos Henderson: 5’11 | 199 lbs

Projected Round: 3

SPARQ: 119.5

2016 Stats: 13 Games | 82 Receptions | 1,535 Yards | 19 TD’s

WR Chad Hansen: 6’2 | 202 lbs

Projected Round: 3

SPARQ: 116.6

2016 Stats: 10 Games | 92 Receptions | 1,249 Yards |11 TD’s

WR Robert Davis: 6’3 | 219 lbs

Projected Round: 6

SPARQ: 141.5

2016 Stats: 12 Games | 68 Receptions | 968 Yards | 5 TD’s

WR Josh Reynolds: 6’3 | 194 lbs

Projected Round: 5

SPARQ: 121

2016 Stats: 13 Games | 61 Receptions | 1,039 Yards | 12 TD’s

CB Shaquill Griffin: 6’0 | 194 lbs

Projected Round: 5

SPARQ: 134.1

2016 Stats: 13 Games | 49 Tackles | 2.5 Tackles for Loss | 4 Int | 1 FR | 1 TD | 15 Passes Defended

CB Ahkello Witherspoon: 6’3 | 198

Projected Round: 3

SPARQ: 132.2

2016 Stats: 14 Games | 23 Tackles | 1 Int | 1 FR | 19 Passes Defended

FS Rayshawn Jenkins: 6’1 | 214

Projected Round: 4

2016 Stats: 76 Tackles | 4 Tackles for Loss | 1.5 Sacks | 2 Int | 7 Passes Defended

LB Duke Riley: 6’0 | 232

Projected Round: 3

SPARQ: 128.4

2016 Stats: 12 Games | 93 Tackles | 9 Tackles for Loss | 1.5 Sacks | 1 Int | 1 FR

What do you think of my list of potential sleepers? Is there anyone I left off the list? Share your thoughts below!

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