Picking players in the NFL draft is as much about potential as filling immediate team needs. That's the fine line that general managers must navigate as they select their future franchise cornerstones.
But no team wants to take the next Darrius Heyward-Bey or JaMarcus Russell.
I swear I'm not picking on the Oakland Raiders. Their selections just happen to provide two great examples of valuing a player's physical attributes over his football abilities.
To be clear, I'm not saying any of the following players won't be productive—or even great—NFL players. But they aren't prepared to be consistent contributors come September.
And that's OK. Rome wasn't built in one draft. Or something like that.
So click through to find out which players from the 2013 NFL draft will need a little seasoning before they start delivering on Sundays.