With the ever-changing news cycle leading up to the NFL draft, it's more difficult than ever for players to fly under the radar, but there are still some who go overlooked. After we graded every snap of every player in the FBS the past two seasons, here are the prospects who deserve more love.
Quarterback: Matt Johnson, Bowling Green
Too short, easy system, low arm slot. There aren't a lot of things to like about Johnson -- until the ball is snapped and he plays football. He doesn't look like an NFL quarterback, either from a size standpoint or with his low throwing motion, and he comes from a scheme that resembles more of a "Madden" game (deep passes and screens) than an NFL one.
Despite those negatives, Johnson makes some of the best throws you'll see on a consistent basis, dropping accurate downfield bombs into the bucket and showing good accuracy on his rare attempts at the intermediate level. He may not get an opportunity to show his skills at the NFL level, but he possesses the kind of arm talent that is intriguing to develop in an NFL offense. Johnson's plus-53.9 grade ranked second in the nation last season and he led the nation with 1,698 yards and 20 touchdowns on deep passes (20-plus yards in air).
Running back: Paul Perkins, UCLA
The running back position is not loaded at the top, but there are some valuable mid-round options to be had. Perkins is in that mix after posting the top run grade in the draft class last season. His 73 forced missed tackles ranked second in the class to only Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, but he did so on only 237 carries compared to Henry's 395. He tacked on 12 missed tackles as a receiver, leading to an elusive rating of 114.7 to lead the nation. Perkins is getting little publicity among the top running backs, but he should be a viable option in the middle rounds.