Buying or Selling NFL Draft's Top 25 Players as Franchise Cornerstones

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Buying or Selling NFL Draft's Top 25 Players as Franchise Cornerstones
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

In the NFL draft, each team wants to find key parts of its future roster. Teams look for the players who will form the base of a winning team for years to come—in other words, franchise cornerstones.

In the 2013 NFL draft, there is a finite supply of these prospects, including several among the draft's top 25 players.

The criteria for the top 25 are based on a combination of future potential and probability. A player's best possible outcome is crucial, but so is his likelihood of becoming a decent player.

Whether or not a player is a franchise cornerstone depends on his ability to directly affect his team's chances of winning. Position is a factor, as is upside and probability. 

Every team wants a cornerstone, but only a few will find one. Which players offer cornerstone potential?

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