NFL franchises spend millions of dollars and years of time scouting the best college players. Many of these athletes receive attention before they step onto an NCAA field. There’s a rush to select the best-measured prospects in the early rounds of the draft. Many of these players end up as monstrous draft busts, but some players slip through the cracks as draft steals.
This list shows that there are always exceptions in the unpredictable draft. Sometimes all of the pre-draft assessments and projections do not matter even one bit. Hall of Famers and all-time greats have emerged from the later rounds. Check out the 30 biggest draft steals in NFL history via Goliath.
30. Jason Kelce
Kelce fell to Day Three in the 2011 Draft because of his weight. He was deemed an undersized offensive lineman and that’s why nobody wanted to take a punt on him before the sixth round. The 280-pound athlete fell into the Eagles’ laps. But little did they know that they had landed one of the steals of the decade.
Somehow they picked the future All-Pro with the 191st pick in the draft. Ultimately, Kelce made five Pro Bowl appearances and also won a Super Bowl. His run of consecutive games for the franchise was awe-inspiring. This man is a great competitor but should not have fallen so low (via The Sporting News).