With today's media coverage, NFL players have nowhere to hide. NFL teams have gone to greater and greater lengths to ensure they know not just the player they're drafting, but the man as well. Divas are a bigger problem now than ever before because of all the social media and general exposure that individual players get.
A diva, in my admittedly loose definition of the term, is a player who causes distractions because of a selfish or immature attitude. They don't necessarily do anything "wrong"—that is, they aren't really rule-breakers so much as annoyances.
Players like Dez Bryant and Chad Johnson would be characterized as divas. They don't really get into trouble, but they are constantly doing things that get them in the spotlight, and it takes away from the team and organization at times.
There are a couple notable emissions from this list because of the "diva" definition.
A guy like Travis Kelce, who was suspended for the entire 2010 season because of an undisclosed team rule violation, has been called a "trainwreck character-wise" and seems to have some deep-rooted issues that don't qualify him as just a diva.
Also, Tyrann Mathieu is not on this list because a drug problem does not correlate to being a diva. He was, by all reports, a good teammate and kid who always played hard and caused no problems while dealing with family and personal problems that unfortunately caused his dismissal from LSU.
But here are five players who could be considered divas and should be looked at carefully by NFL teams prior to draft day.