Who are the most reliable prospects in the 2013 NFL draft?
The keyword in that sentence is "most." Let’s face it, projecting how college players will translate to the NFL is rocket science. NFL scouts spend 12 months a year evaluating prospects. Yet, every April at the NFL draft, teams select players that end up busting.
Players bust for a variety of reasons. Some can’t combat the rise in competition, others fail to adapt to new schemes and some simply fail to cultivate the necessary work ethic to succeed at the professional level.
A reliable prospect is a player who has the least probability to become a bust. These players come from NFL-friendly systems, have both the athletic and mental abilities to make the jump and have had productive collegiate careers.
This year’s class lacks star power, but it does feature some reliable prospects who will have productive NFL careers.