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Plenty of undrafted players have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The list includes Dick "Night Train" Lane, Warren Moon, John Randle, Willie Brown and Joe Perry.

For many years, the draft had as many as 17 rounds, which made it less likely that a decent NFL prospect would go undrafted. But scouting wasn't nearly as thorough and sophisicated, which explained why talented players could still be overlooked.

The NFL reduced the draft to 12 rounds in 1977. It went to eight rounds in 1993 and then seven in 1994. Here's a chronological look at notable undrafted players whose NFL career began in 1994 or later.

Kurt Warner

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Draft year: 1994. College: Northern Iowa. First signed by St. Louis in 1998. (Attended training camp with Green Bay in 1994 on a tryout but was cut.)
After two seasons in Arena Football, Warner became a two-time NFL MVP as Rams quarterback. He made three Super Bowl appearances, winning once. He will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.

Rod Smith

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Draft year: 1994. College: Missouri Southern State. First signed by Denver.
Smith helped Denver win two Super Bowls and holds the NFL records for receiving yards (11,389), receptions (849) and TD catches (68) among undrafted players.

Adam Vinatieri

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Draft year: 1995. College: South Dakota State. First signed by New England.
Vinatieri became the best clutch kicker of his generation. He nailed the winning field goal in two Super Bowls, and also delivered at the end of regulation and overtime in the Tuck Rule Game, which was played during a blizzard.

Priest Holmes

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Draft year: 1997. College: Texas. First signed by Baltimore.
Holmes, a backup when the Ravens won Super Bowl XXXV, became a first-team All-Pro running back three times with the Kansas City Chiefs. His 27 rushing touchdowns in 2003 ranks second on the all-time list of single-season performances. (LaDainian Tomlinson holds the record with 28.)

Jeff Saturday

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Draft year: 1998. College: North Carolina. First signed by Baltimore.
Saturday, a center, was cut before playing a game with the Ravens. He joined the Colts and helped them win Super Bowl XLI. Saturday went to the Pro Bowl six times (five with Indianapolis, one with Green Bay).

London Fletcher

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Draft year: 1998. College: John Carroll. First signed by St. Louis.
Fletcher played 16 seasons at middle/inside linebacker and never missed a game. He helped the Rams win Super Bowl XXXIV and made the Pro Bowl four times with Washington.

Brian Waters

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Draft year: 1999. College: North Texas. First signed by Dallas but was released in training camp.
Waters, a guard, made the Pro Bowl six times in 11 seasons with the Chiefs. He then played one season for the Patriots and made it to the Super Bowl and finished his career with one season in Dallas.

James Harrison

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Draft year: 2002. College: Kent State. First signed by Pittsburgh.
Harrison was on the practice squad his first two seasons, which even included a detour to the Ravens. The linebacker has helped Pittsburgh win two Super Bowls and was voted the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008. He was first-team All-Pro in 2008 and 2010.

Antonio Gates

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Draft year: 2003. College: Kent State. First signed by San Diego.
Gates was recruited to Michigan State to play football and basketball but ended up at Kent State, where he focused on hoops. The tight end has been a perennial Pro Bowl selection with the Chargers, and he has 897 receptions heading into 2017, which will be his 15th NFL season.

Wes Welker

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Draft year: 2004. College: Texas Tech. First signed by San Diego.
The Chargers cut Welker after one game. He spent three seasons with the Dolphins before being traded to New England, where he became a first-team All-Pro receiver in 2009 and 2011.

Tony Romo

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Draft year: 2003. College: Eastern Illinois. First signed by Dallas.
Romo was a backup to Quincy Carter, Vinny Testaverde and Drew Bledsoe for a few seasons before becoming the starter midway through 2006. He led the Cowboys to the playoffs that season and helped the team go 13-3 the next season. In 2014, he led the NFL with a 113.2 quarterback rating.

Jason Peters

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Draft year: 2004. College: Arkansas. First signed by Buffalo.
Peters converted to left tackle after playing tight end in college. He made the Pro Bowl twice with the Bills, then got traded to the Eagles because of a contract dispute. He was first-team All-Pro with Philadelphia in 2011 and 2013 while missing 2012 with a ruptured Achilles.

Arian Foster

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Draft year: 2009. College: Tennessee. First signed by Houston.
In his second season, Foster led the NFL in rushing with 1,616 yards, which was one of four times he ran for more than 1,000 in his six years with the Texans.

Victor Cruz

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Draft year: 2010. College: Massachusetts. First signed by Giants.
After playing three games a rookie in 2010, Cruz had a breakthrough in 2011 when he had 82 receptions for 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns, helping the Giants win the Super Bowl. He averaged more than 1,000 yards the next two seasons, but injuries wiped out most of 2014 and all of 2015.

Chris Harris Jr.

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Draft year: 2011. College: Kansas. First signed by Denver.
Harris has made the Pro Bowl at cornerback for three consecutive seasons, and earned first-team All-Pro in 2016. Harris helped the Broncos beat Carolina in Super Bowl 50 by registering a sack near midfield in the second quarter when the Panthers tried a trick play.