With all due respect, what is your obsession with "athletes"? This is your third post on just this page clamoring for the top "athletes" in the draft. We all know athleticism doesn't automatically translate into good football. That's why the combine doesn't really alter draft position by a whole lot...or else these "Combine Warriors" like Margus Hunt would go in the top 5. Instead, last I heard he's a projected 2nd rounder.
Just trying to figure out your thought process.
When you are talking about the top 14 in the draft, you are talking about the top talent in the class. Some of those guys have more athletic ability than others. If you are talking comparable talent. I would take the better athlete.
Athletes bring flexibilty, playmaking ability, and that all important "Wow" factor.
Now if you are talking equal talent and athletic ability. Give me the harder worker. But in almost every case imaginable. You take the best athlete left on the board. I promise if you do this, your need for FA will diminish every year until you barely need them at all.
It also keeps your team stocked. Allowing you to focus on those athletes worth a bigger deal. Depth is what gives you that flexibilty. So if you are stacked with athletes, you should be in good shape cap wise as well, as talent wise.
IMHO, the team with the most athletes usually wins. If I have 20 athletes against your 15, who would you expect to win?