The NFL draft is a very unique event, in that it’s hard to predict where a player will land and how he’ll develop. This is why, every year, we have plenty of players that are considered steals or busts. It’s those who outperform their draft position that have an opportunity to change the future of a franchise.
Developing into a surprise contributor has about as much to do about where a player lands as talent. As you know, some players are better fits for different schemes. This means landing in the right situation could propel a player to success.