Author's note: While most of what is express here is my own opinion after watching games at length, some multiple times, I also used Pro Football Weekly's 2011 Draft Preview for greater in-depth player information on things such as attitude, character and injuries.
The draft is a gamble. We all know that, heck we hear it every year. There are no sure things, only safer things, and sometimes players who are drafted late perform like they should have been first round picks, and some top picks may look like Tarzan, but end up playing like Jane.
The following is my assessment of ten players who are all projected to be top fifty picks in the upcoming draft. Teams who draft these players had better have done their homework on them more thoroughly than other players, because these are players who, due to need or being overhyped, could end up being overdrafted. To succinctly explain overdrafting, think of Robert Gallery. He has turned out to be, when healthy, a better than average offensive guard. However, he was projected as a franchise offensive tackle, and was drafted second overall. Had he been taken in, say, the third round, where that type of player is normally taken, it wouldn't be a big deal. For what he turned out to be, he was overdrafted.