The NFL Draft is a place where teams can find quality players in all seven rounds.
Every year some star players slip to the later rounds of the draft.
For example, the Seahawks found cornerback Tariq Woollen in the fifth round of last year’s draft.
He made the Pro Bowl in his rookie season.
For some players it’s not where you get picked but who picks you.
You can bet there will be some late-round steals from this draft as well.
Former NFL GM Scott Pioli has two names to watch that he mentioned on Good Morning Football.
They are Texans center Jarrett Patterson and Browns center Luke Wipler.
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— Scott Pioli (@scottpioli51) May 5, 2023
Both Patterson and Wipler were selected in the sixth round.
Yet with what he showed in college he very much could have been picked.
There were countless starting offensive linemen on day three of the draft.
The Cowboys found their starting center, Tyler Biadaz, in the fourth round of the 2020 draft.
Plus, offensive line play is tough in the NFL.
Rarely is a team’s starting O-line successful throughout the season.
All good teams know that depth in the line is important.
It will be interesting to see whether Patterson or Wypler can play a role this year.
Both played at elite college programs, and that should help them in one year.
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