2013 NFL Draft: Predicting Studs and Duds at Every Position

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2013 NFL Draft: Predicting Studs and Duds at Every Position
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Notre Dame Inside Linebacker Manti Te'o.

The 2013 NFL draft is not devoid of intriguing storylines. The Manti Te'o fake girlfriend scandal obviously comes to mind, but with the likes of Tyrann Mathieu, Ezekiel Ansah and Jarvis Jones all waiting to find out where they will continue their football careers, this draft has played out on TMZ almost as much as it has within the sports world.

However, on draft day, all those storylines go out the window. All that general managers, scouts and coaches will take into consideration is who can help their team win football games. If Manti Te'o presents good value to a team with a need at linebacker, his fake girlfriend drama will quickly be put aside, and his on-field talents will become the topic of conversation.

As with any sport, a player's ability to produce at a high level will ultimately determine how he is reminisced upon at the conclusion of his career. The NFL draft is just the beginning of a journey that for some will prove to be a wildly successful and lucrative career path, while for others it will forever label them as a bust or a disappointment.

With 18 days remaining until this year's draft, teams are still in the process of determining who this season's Alfred Morris will be, as well as who will turn into the next Vernon Ghloston and wash out of the league just a few seasons after being tabbed as a can't-miss prospect.

There's no exact science to projecting the future production level of a draft prospect, but we're going to give it a shot anyway. In the following slides, you'll find studs and duds at every position in the 2013 NFL draft.

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