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5 Prospects Who Are Stone Cold Lead Pipe Locks to Succeed in the NFL

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5 Prospects Who Are Stone Cold Lead Pipe Locks to Succeed in the NFL
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Last week, we took a look at five top prospects with sufficient concerns about their game that they were given "buyer beware" status. This week, it's time to flip the script and look at the five can't-miss prospects of the 2014 NFL draft.

Obviously, the term can't-miss is the elephant in the room. No prospect is perfect. As much as we all want to think we know about a prospect, it is impossible to know every detail.

NFL franchises do everything possible to gather every piece of information when they are determining whether to spend a draft pick on them.

The five players on this list share several traits that put them in this class—things that set them apart from other prospects in both a general sense as well as more specific to their position.

The first trait is scheme versatility. Oftentimes, talented players are never able to realize their potential because there just isn't a good fit.

The second fundamental trait these players share is intelligence. All of these players display a high level of football acumen on the field. Each of these players show such tremendous potential because they are smart. These aren't players who have resumes riddled with negatives centered on mental errors.

These prospects are low-risk/high-reward players of the highest order. No, that's not declaring each of them future Hall of Famers. However, compared to the other players at their position, they are no less talented and carry very little in the way of negatives.

There's something special about each of these players that will show once they are in the NFL.

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