2013 NFL Draft Prospects Carrying the Most Baggage

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2013 NFL Draft Prospects Carrying the Most Baggage
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Titus Young is emotionally unstable, this much is certain. His recent rants on Twitter bring clarity that Young simply does not get it and has fallen out of touch with reality.

A brawl with teammate Louis Delmas early last offseason, coupled with multiple on-field attitude problems and mishaps have lead most to believe Detroit would be better off cutting ties with the former 2nd-round pick and once budding talent. 

Young's emotional baggage carried a dark cloud over Detroit last season and his irrational decision making and selfish ways seeped its way into the Lions locker room like a bad flu.

Certainly it is in no way fair to cast blame on any one player, However Young's antics did very little to help the Lions cause this year, especially considering the high expectations he had coming in.

Call it baggage, call it red flags, call it whatever you want but each year a few young (no pun intended) men seem to stand out from the crowd as character or red flag guys. These are the players you must do extra homework on to get to the bottom of the problem and assess whether it is correctable or not. 

With that said, players with baggage aren't all created equal either. Bear in mind that concerns regarding things like injuries and reckless on-field performance can also bring up legitimate questions and concerns in the minds of evaluators; which we will also see and address on this list. 

Last year players like Janoris Jenkins and Vontaze Burfict drew the most scrutiny. In the 2013 NFL Draft, we also see a plethora of individuals who carry the extra baggage label and will be under the watchful eye and careful detection of NFL decision makers.

For these players the evaluation period ahead is critical. They will be poked and prodded by doctors, tested psychologically by psychiatrists and grilled in the interview rooms by coaches and general managers alike. 

On the following slides we will discuss further the concerns surrounding each individual player and while you too must also pay careful attention to their demeanor moving forward.

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