Wes Welker is the American dream personified in America's favorite sport. You know the story: Too short. Odds stacked against him. Hard work. Pro Bowls.
If NFL general managers and scouts had the final say, Welker's odyssey would never have lasted this long. Not even close.
Hard to believe, but Welker went undrafted after his senior season Texas Tech. That was back in 2004. Not all that long ago.
In fact, scouts still miss on college prospects all the time, NFL.com's Adam Rank points out. Despite all the workouts, combine numbers, video and statistical analysis now available, good players still get taken too late in the draft. Or sometimes not at all.
In honor of the guys who never heard their names called during the NFL's draft weekend, Rank, um, ranks the six best undrafted players in the league right now. No surprise, Welker is No. 1, ahead of James Harrison, Tony Romo, Arian Foster, Antonio Gates and Victor Cruz.
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