2011 NFL Predictions: 25 Late-Round Rookies Who Will Surprise

It's usually the players selected in the higher rounds of the National Football League draft who play the most in their rookie season. After all, their team invested a lot in them, and they want to see how the player performs on the football field.

But either by injuries, sheer talent during training camp or luck, a number of late-round draft picks get an opportunity to showcase their talents each season.

The following 25 slides highlight the late-round draft picks who could surprise in the 2011 season. In the slide titles, I have listed the overall number at which the player was selected in the draft.

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