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NFL Draft 2012: Reviewing the 10 Riskiest Picks
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The NFL draft is the ultimate practice of risk and reward. With each pick, an NFL team risks a draft selection and more. 

Risky picks aren't always bad. Often, with great risk comes great reward. There's a reason NFL teams frequently make these decisions.

Fans don't like risky picks, and for good reason. Try convincing a Detroit Lions fan from the Matt Millen era that risky picks are good. It won't be so easy.

So what makes a pick risky? Investment is obviously an issue—there isn't much risk if there isn't much of a wager on the line—but the type of player is the overriding issue. 

Who were the riskiest picks of the 2012 NFL draft

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