A top draft slot does not a star make. While typically, most teams unearth their top talents in the top portion of the draft, there have been numerous times teams have found a diamond in the rough in the pool of undrafted free agents. Here are five of the best ever.
Antonio Gates – Tight End, Kent State
Gates signed with the San Diego Chargers in 2003–after choosing football over basketball. All he’s done since is become an eight-time Pro Bowler and a five-time All-Pro. He was also named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.