The NFL draft is a process rooted deeply in the weighing of risk and reward.
Talent is almost always abundant, but the best general managers and front offices are able to sort out which prospects carry the best combination of NFL-ready talent and limited risk.
For some players, such as Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, that exercise can be a difficult one.
While undeniably talented, Jones carries a serious medical risk into the 2013 NFL draft that could hurt his stock in the minds of risk-weighing general managers. For some, that may mean avoiding Jones altogether.
In the following slides, we'll break down five talented but risky players (including Jones) who might not be worth taking a chance on early this April.