This article is part of our NFL Draft series.
Naturally, those selected on Day 1 and Day 2 of the NFL Draft are the players most expected to make an immediate impact as rookies, but fantasy gems annually emerge from the Day 3 selections. With that in mind, here are 12 players selected Saturday to keep an eye on this season.
Bryce Petty, NYJ (QB, Baylor) 6-3/230
Rd. 4, pick No. 103 overall
The fifth quarterback selected in this year's NFL draft, Petty isn't a candidate to push for a starting job early in his career, with Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick also in the Jets' QB mix. Still, landing Petty in the fourth round was a nice value for the Jets, and the Baylor product gives the team a developmental player with a high ceiling at a premium position.
Jamison Crowder, WAS (WR Duke) 5-8/185
Rd. 4, pick No. 105 overall
DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts still head the Washington wideout corps, but the smallish Crowder could emerge as a slot receiver for the team down the road, though initially he figures to make most of his impact as a punt returner.
Jeremy Langford, CHI (RB Michigan State) 6-0/208
Rd. 4, pick No. 106 overall
Langford – who posted a 4.42 time in the 40-yard at dash at the NFL combine – could pop up on the re-draft radar in the event of a Matt Forte injury, but he still has Ka'Deem Carey and Jacquizz Rodgers to contend with on that front.