Teams more diligent in assessing players' character

"Character" is a buzzword throughout the NFL draft process and definitely factors into where a player is selected.

Updated: April 19, 2006, 9:03 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Marcus Vick throws a better ball than his older brother Michael, the Atlanta Falcons' star. He isn't quite as quick -- but, then again, very few humans are. They played the same position at the same school, quarterback at Virginia Tech, and left college at precisely the same size: 6 feet, 215 pounds.

But, while Michael was the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft, there is a good chance Marcus won't be taken on the first day.

A series of brushes with the law and poor decisions -- from ...

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