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?