NFL Draft 2013: Surprise First-Round Picks Who Are Worth the Risk

February 10, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2013 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and, while experts and fans are painstakingly drawing up mock drafts, many NFL teams and scouts are digging deeper, searching for an X-factor who may go under the radar in rankings, only to surprise as a rookie.
Much like we saw with Bruce Irvin and the Seattle Seahawks last year, a surprise pick in the first round can completely change the season ahead and can still turn out to be a fantastic impact player. 
Just because a player does might not be appearing in the usual mock drafts does not necessarily mean that they can't be a quality player in the league and doesn't mean they aren't worth the risk.
Here's some surprise first-round picks who are worth the risk in 2013.
Keenan Allen, Wide Receiver
The 2013 NFL Draft doesn't feature a standout wide receiver who is a surefire top ten pick, as was Justin Blackmon in 2012. But when it comes to picking the best receiver this year, it's hard to look past All...

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