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Eight NBA draft second-round sleepers and steals

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NBA draft profile: Shamorie Ponds (0:19)

Shamorie Ponds averaged 19.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game as a junior at St. John's. (0:19)

A total of 461 players logged 100 minutes or more in the NBA last season and 83 of them (18%) were not drafted at all, while 107 (23%) were second-round picks.

There will be quite a few players from this 2019 NBA draft class who will carve out long careers in the league despite not hearing their names called by Adam Silver on June 20. The challenge is identifying which prospects will break through.

It's usually role players -- deemed to be the least upside-laden -- who fall in this category. Here, we highlight eight players to watch who aren't currently projected to be drafted in the first 30 picks of our latest mock draft. We've also included projected wins above replacement (WARP) and rank in ESPN's Kevin Pelton's stats-only draft projections.