Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Apr 2013

Medical Red Flags on Draft Day by Dr. Jene Bramel

The primary driver of a player’s draft position is talent. But the most talented players aren’t always drafted first. Many factors unrelated to talent prompt teams to take a talented player off their draft board entirely. This year’s draft includes a long list of talented players who may be flagged as medical untouchables due to a single severe injury or a history of durability concerns.

Posted by: Matt Waldman on 25 Apr 2013

7 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2013, 10:54am by Raiderjoe


by CoachDave :: Thu, 04/25/2013 - 9:37am

FTA: Chance Warmack (excessive sweating)

I think Certain Dri has it next celebrity endorser.

by Anonymous007 (not verified) :: Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:59am

That has to be the weirdest thing I've seen in a medical risk assessment!

by Briguy :: Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:59am

That description of DJ Hayden is just scary. It sounds to me like he should find another career. Nobody wants to be the first modern NFL player to die on the field.

by Kevin from Philly :: Thu, 04/25/2013 - 5:57pm

You probably don't want to be the second either.

by Schmedlap (not verified) :: Thu, 04/25/2013 - 6:22pm

When does the modern era begin? Chuck Hughes,WR, Detroit Lions, died on the field in about 1967.

by Dean :: Fri, 04/26/2013 - 12:27pm

According to ESPN, the modern era begins when they got a contract to broadcast NFL games. Ancient means from the time ESPN went on the air until the time they got that contract. Anything which happened before that, didn't.

by Raiderjoe :: Sat, 04/27/2013 - 10:54am

Pretty sure 1971 he die in game vs Beras. Not being meany. Just heer to correct.