Personally, I have kind of thought that find late round gems was more a matter of blind luck, than actual astute drafting. First, I start out with what I mean by a Gem. A gem to me is a player that became an impact player from a later round. Think of guys like Benn, Alfresson, Datsyuk. Now, why do I think they are "luck" vs good drafting? Simply becasue you can look at who that team drafted ahead of their Gem. Lets take a look at some Senator Gems Sami Salo, 239 overall in 1996. Drafted ahead of him were: Ciernick, Goldmann and Hardy. Alfredsson, 133rd in 1994. Drafted ahead of him were: Gaffney and Masotta. So, in both cases. Ottawa drated several complete busts before they got their Gem. So even they passed on these guys several time before getting them. My point here is that late round drafting is as much about luck as it is about great scouting. Even blind squirrels can find nuts.