2013 NFL Draft: Five Future Busts Teams Should Avoid in Opening Rounds

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2013 NFL Draft: Five Future Busts Teams Should Avoid in Opening Rounds
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Throughout the history of the National Football league there has been quite a bevy of first and second round selections that have unexpectedly formed into complete busts, such as high expectation draft picks Jamarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf. This year there seems to be quite a few prospects that may have NFL bust written all over them, despite how successful they performed in college.  

From North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard, to USC quarterback Matt Barkley and West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin, there are many players in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft that may seem to have next level potential but really will eventually become complete busts.  

It may be hard to believe but with the current talent in the NFL at their respective positions, and the extreme depth in the upcoming draft, down the road of their professional careers they will not be able to adapt to the faster and more physical pace of the NFL game. More than likely they will become nothing but a big bust, mistake, and a complete waste of a draft pick.

The following five prospects should be approached with caution by NFL organizations when deciding which players to draft.

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