Top Five Biggest Busts of the NFL Draft
With the 2009 NFL Draft finished it's time to see if the players chosen will be worth while. I'm going to go through five players drafted in the first round and tell you why they will be a bust in the National Football League.
Here's the first 32 picks of the NFL Draft, and my rating:
1 Matthew Stafford QB Lions 96
2 Jason Smith OT Rams 97
3 Tyson Jackson DE Chiefs 94
4 Aaron Curry OLB Seahawks 97
5 Mark Sanchez QB Jets 95
6 Andre Smith OT Bengals 95
7 Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Raiders 90
8 Eugene Monroe OT Jaguars 96
9 B.J. Raji DT Packers 96
10 Michael Crabtree WR 49ers 96
11 Aaron Maybin DE Bills 96
12 Knowshon Moreno RB Broncos 94
13 Brian Orakpo DE Redskins 95
14 Malcolm Jenkins DB Saints 94
15 Brian Cushing OLB Texans 92
16 Larry English DE Chargers 89
17 Josh Freeman QB Buccaneers 85
18 Robert Ayers DE Broncos 93
19 Jeremy Maclin WR Eagles 95
20 Brandon Pettigrew TE Lions 93
21 Alex Mack C Browns 87
22 Percy Harvin WR Vikings 89
23 Michael Oher OT Ravens 92
24 Peria Jerry DT Falcons 91
25 Vontae Davis DB Dolphins 90
26 Clay Matthews OLB Packers 91
27 Donald Brown RB Colts 89
28 Eric Wood C Bills 86
29 Hakeem Nicks WR Giants 91
30 Kenny Britt WR Titans 88
31 Chris Wells RB Cardinals 93
32 Evander Hood DT Steelers 86
5. Brian Cushing (LB) / Texans. #15
Cushing came out of USC with an all star caliber mindset. But when training camp rolled around he's flirting with an injured toe. Not only is he playing for the lowly Texans, but being injured from the get-go isn't going to make Cushing any better.
4. Josh Freeman (QB) / Buccanneers. #17
A strong and tall quarterback is looking to make a big splash as a Buc now, but he's developing a little slow in the NFL. He's a big boy weighing in 248 lbs. He had a good senior year at Kansas State, and is looking to develop into a big time quarterback. I don't think that will happen, he goes down as my number four on this list.
3. Alex Mack (C) / Browns. #21
Mack came out of Cal, he was a bit undersized in college but proved that his strength could overrule his size. But in the NFL I don't think he'll be as affective. He is smart, but playing on a low caliber team could give him some playing time. We'll just have to wait and see.
2. Percy Harvin (WR) / Vikings. #22
Harvin out of Florida, has a playmaker mentality. But in 2008 Harvin was running out of the backfield, and not from the wide reciever slot. He is the definition of undersized. He's 5' 11", 192 lbs. I don't see him having a great year now that Favre decided he's not going to be the quarterback for the Vikings. Honestly, there is no way Harvin will be the next Steve Smith.
1. Darrius Heyward-Bey (WR) / Raiders. #7
Bey goes down as my number one draft bust for many reasons but the main one is because he played for Maryland. Maryland was in a sub par division and Bey rolled over the weak secondary's. Bey has speed but we'll see if his hands can prove themselves.