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Evaluation helped motivate Spielman before '88 draft

4/18/2008

This year will be the 30th year I've evaluated talent for the NFL draft (and my 25th year with ESPN) with my draft guide. There have been times when my evaluations of players matched what they would do in the NFL, and then there are those players who exceeded the kind of career I thought they would have after college.

Here's a look at the 10 players (listed chronologically) I thought teams reached for too early or whom I projected to be career backups.