May 8, 2014
Super Sleepers
Scott Wright
President, Draft Countdown

The term "Sleeper" is becoming more difficult to define these days. Technically Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was probably a sleeper because he went to a small school, even though he was a first round pick. The NFL Draft has become so popular and the internet has made information so readily available that in reality there are very few true sleepers.

Here is a look at my annual "Super Sleeper Team". None of these guys were invited to the Scouting Combine and, honestly, most of them will go undrafted. However, they are all prospects that I like and feel have the potential to make a NFL roster and contribute.

Some players who've appeared on this list in the past and wound up making impacts in the NFL include Eric Foster (Colts), Brian Witherspoon (Jaguars), Mike Cox (Chiefs), Brett Kern (Broncos), Steven Hauschka (Ravens), Mackenzy Bernadeau (Panthers), Aaron Brown (Lions), Ryan Succop (Chiefs), Nick Reed (Seahawks), Larry Hart (Jaguars), Deji Karim (Jaguars), Reggie Stephens (Bengals), Jorrick Calvin (Eagles), Joe Webb (Vikings), Sam Shields (Packers), Daniel Kilgore (49ers) and David Carter (Cardinals). Last year's team had Mike Harris (Chagers), Gino Gradkowski (Ravens) and Greg Zuerlein (Rams). Standouts from last year include Jayson DiManche (Bengals) and Sam Martin (Lions).

So without further adieu, here is Draft Countdown's 2014 Super Sleeper Team:

Torrence Allen | West Texas A&M Buffalos     Keith Lewis | Virginia-Lynchburg Dragons     Fabian Truss | Samford Bulldogs

Position
    Name
College



Quarterback
Tyler Russell
Mississippi St.
Running Back
Terrance Cobb
Cumberlands
Fullback
Karl Williams
Utah
Wide Receiver
Torrence Allen
West Texas A&M
Wide Receiver
Corey Washington
Newberry
Tight End
Alex Bayer
Bowling Green
Offensive Tackle
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
McGill
Offensive Tackle
Kevin Pamphile
Purdue
Offensive Guard
Josh Walker
Middle Tennessee St.
Offensive Guard
Jarrod Pughsley
Akron
Center
Zac Kerin
Toledo



Defensive End
Colton Underwood
Illinois St.
Defensive End
Terrence Fede
Marist
Defensive Tackle
Euclid Cummings
Georgia Tech
Defensive Tackle
Carlos Gray
North Carolina St.
Linebacker
Nate Askew
Texas A&M
Linebacker
Carlos Fields
Winston-Salem St.
Linebacker
Randell Johnson
Florida Atlantic
Cornerback
Keith Lewis
Virginia-Lynchburg
Cornerback
Dashaun Phillips
Tarleton St.
Safety
Richard Spencer
U.T.E.P.
Safety
Demetruce McNeal
West Alabama



Kicker
Jeff Budzien
Northwestern
Punter
Cody Webster
Purdue
Return Specialist
Fabian Truss
Samford
Long-Snapper
Casey Kreiter
Iowa


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