Who Was The Biggest Steal Of The Draft?

We've had nearly a week to reflect on the 2012 NFL draft, there was lots of trades, surprises everywhere, teams reached for players, while other teams got great value. Today I want to look at the latter. Who was the biggest steal of the draft?

Looking over the draft results, and there's quite a few noticeable guys that fell. The first one that comes to mind is Courtney Upshaw falling to the Ravens in the second round, when a lot of draft experts had him as a top 10 talent. Similarly, guard David DeCastro fell to the Steelers (how lucky are the Steelers?) at 24, when he was projected in the top 15. The Eagles managed to land cornerback Brandon Boykin at the end of the fourth round, when he was thought to have been a mid-to-late second rounder. How about a real late round guy? Safety Markelle Martin had seen multiple second and third round projections, only to be taken by the Titans with their sixth round pick, 190th overall.

Those are just a couple of examples that spring to mind. Tell me in the comments who you think was the biggest steal of the draft, and why.

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