In the Starting Line-Up
Personally I think the NFL is a star-driven league and steady eddies are overrated, so I like the risk taking. But it does eerily remind me of Ron Brace, just superficially, the draft position, teams with character concerns, etc.
The problem with Ron Brace was the guy next to him on the DLine, B. J. Raji. Teams concentrated on stopping Raji, making Brace appear much better than he was.