2013 NFL Draft Predictions: 7 Players Set for Dramatic Falls Before Late April

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2013 NFL Draft Predictions: 7 Players Set for Dramatic Falls Before Late April
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Every year, early favorites for coveted draft positions slip, slide and self-destruct their way into scouts' and GMs' doghouses by the time April rolls around. One need only look to the 2012 NFL Draft for a case study in the various reasons players can find themselves free-falling so drastically.  Sometimes it's injury or durability concerns (Lamar Miller), sometimes it's character concerns (James Brown, Bobby Massie), and sometimes it's an elaborate bit of performance art illuminating the myriad ways one can self-sabotage (that is what you were doing, Vontaze?).

2013 will be no exception to the rule. Several have already begun their descent (what's up, Tyrann Mathieu?), but those beyond the obvious are harder to spot. Keep in mind, players most likely to slide are not always those most likely to bust, but rather those who, for reasons both within and outside their control, will present more questions than answers come draft day.

With that said, let's take a look at who is most likely to fall this year. 

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