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Sleepers
Paul Zimmerman
April 20, 1998
They aren't the top-rated players at their positions, but Dr. Z is intrigued by these five prospects.
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April 20, 1998

Sleepers

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They aren't the top-rated players at their positions, but Dr. Z is intrigued by these five prospects.

John Avery, RB, Mississippi
Too small at 5'9� ", 184 pounds, the scouts say, but I heard that about Warrick Dunn last year. Avery is a blazer (4.37 at the NFL combine) with a terrific burst and great cutting ability. He reminds me of Dalton Hilliard, a second-round pick out of LSU in 1986, who ran for 4,164 yards during an eight-year career with the Saints.

Ron Rogers, MLB, Georgia Tech
The knocks are that he's too slow and too stiff. All he does is make tackles and stuff holes. Always around the ball. A player. Just wait.

John Wade, C, Marshall
An old-style run blocker with fine pop coming off the ball. Pass blocking? He can learn that.

Kailee Wong, DE, Stanford
Leaped off the charts at the combine, most notably running a 4.62.I don't get snowed by numbers, but he's a player, too, with terrific hustle.

Eric Ogbogu, DE, Maryland
A pumped-up 245-pounder, the scouts say, but can this guy rush the passer? He convinced me in the Hula Bowl, where he had four sacks, a couple of the scratching, clawing variety.

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