2014 NFL Draft: Red-Flag Prospects Worth the Gamble

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2014 NFL Draft: Red-Flag Prospects Worth the Gamble
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LSU's Zach Mettenberger has significant character and injury concerns but is still one of the top quarterback prospects in this year's draft.

Every pick in the NFL draft, even those that are seemingly safe, factors in the balance of risk versus reward.

Some prospects in the 2014 draft, however, might be labeled with more concerns than others.

While a “red flag” on a potential draft pick can constitute a limited physical attribute or a lack of on-field production in college, the term is most often used to describe players who come in with character and/or injury concerns.

All of the players on this list have had off-field issues, come in with injury concerns and/or are older than a typical draft prospect. Despite their risk factors, however, all of these players have the talent that should warrant an NFL team’s draft pick.

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