#NFLDraft 2013: Top Sleepers

With the NFL draft just around the corner on April 25th in primetime, ViralRead has decided to put together a draft preview by position. Every day, we have posted a new top 10 draft prospects by position.

Top 10 Offensive Line Preview

Top 10 Defensive Line Preview

Top 10 Defensive Back Preview

Top 10 Linebacker Preview

Top 10 Running Back Preview

Top 10 Tight End Preview

Top 10 Wide Receiver Preview

Top 10 Quarterback Preview

Now that the positions are covered, here are our top 3 sleepers of the draft. Players who we will still be talking about this time in a few years as draft successes.

1) Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU

Great in coverage, always a chance of the huge play, and a great tackler. He’s just the definition of a nutjob. The Honeybadger has failed so many drug tests he can’t remember how many he failed. He was kicked off of the LSU team - which is quite the accomplishment. He even told his girlfriend at the time that he didn’t really want to play in the National Championship game. In his defense he’s said all of the right things and appears to have his head on straight. If a team can keep him focused on football he has legit #1 corner talent

2) Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas

A HUGE talent who has a college career cut short by a broken ankle. If he’s healthy he can become a starter, if not he won’t last long in the league.

3) Alex Carder, Quarterback, Western Michigan

This year’s quarterback class is a mess. There isn’t one “can’t miss” prospect in the class which forces teams to look at guys like Alex Carder. Carder threw for 8,886 yards and 74 touchdowns in his career but doesn’t have a cannon and isn’t the biggest guy. For a day 3 guy, Carder is worth a shot.  I can’t even find a cool highlight video for him so here’s one of him running and jumping.


  1. April 23, 2013  11:52 am by Layne Carder Reply

    Youtube searches for Alex Carder don't get you much. Search for carder2white, and you'll see a lot of highlights from the 2011 season. This one is my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvlO62YfCtM

  2. April 25, 2013  11:05 am by Mike Pece Reply

    Reminds me physically a lot of Russell Wilson. Layne Carder.... I'm guessing there's a relation?

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