There are numerous benefits to being a first round pick in the NFL.
A big first contract, guaranteed money, snaps with the first team players, extra attention from the coaching staff, and the list goes on.
Perhaps more importantly, when a first round pick struggles, they are awarded with immeasurable patience from everyone in the organization.
General managers are graded by their ability to draft high level talent.
For this reason, they will give every opportunity for their top selections to be successful, in an effort to reflect their good judgment.
As we know, not all first round picks live up to expectations.
When a player is struggling, it is often with a great reluctance that a front office admits their mistake.