NFL Draft 2011: 5 Draft Prospects with the Biggest Red Flags

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NFL Draft 2011: 5 Draft Prospects with the Biggest Red Flags
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In 2009 Percy Harvin won the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year Award after being drafted 22nd by the Minnesota Vikings.

Harvin played college football at the University of Florida. He was a crucial piece of the Gators' 2008 national championship team. As such, he had hoped to be drafted much higher than 22nd overall.

Harvin definitely had the talent to be drafted in the top 10 that year. However, 21 teams were put off by numerous red flags attached to the 21-year-old—the most serious being that he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine.

Testing at the combine is not secretive or selective. Every player went in knowing that he would be tested.

Not all red flags are so obvious for NFL scouts and evaluators to see; nonetheless, they are all as important.

To this point the Vikings have been given no off-the-field headaches (or migraines, in this case) by their talented receiver.

Harvin proves that not all talented players with red flags should be written off. There are quite a few players in this year's draft in the same situation.

Here are the five most crucial in my mind.

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