Let's ease into this conversation with the most obvious example: Larry Webster. I don't want to break your brains too early in this process. We still have four more slides to go.
Detroit fans remember Webster. He was the defensive end taken in the fourth round of this year's draft. It felt like a reach at the time, and it still does now.
That opinion isn't a reflection of his athleticism. It's amazing how close his combine numbers, per NFL.com, were in relation to top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney. Webster was barely a breath slower in the 40 (.05 of a second), came up an inch shy in both the broad and vertical jump, and just missed the mark in the three-cone drill (.02 of a second). The former basketball player has the raw skills to become a contributor at some point.
But that point isn't likely to come soon. Webster has only been playing football for two years. While that might be all right for Ziggy Ansah, Webster doesn't have the power of Ansah. Webster needs to pack on some weight if he's going to put his hand in the dirt and fire off the line against NFL tackles.
In addition, as Bleacher Report colleague Jeff Risdon laid out in detail, Webster needs serious work on his technique, not just refinement. It's to be expected considering his late arrival to such a demanding, complicated sport.
Rest assured that defensive line coaches Kris Kocurek and Jim Washburn will be all over him in training camp.