Bound to Bust, Five Players Who Won't Cut it in the Pros
Every draft a promising prospect comes into the draft with a few concerns. Teams take a risk to get the unique athlete. When the pick is a success the General Manager is praised, but one mistake and his job is in serious jeopardy.
This Year's draft is no different. There are terrific athletes with lack of experience or off the field issues who teams will take a chance on.
Here are the five most dangerous players, who have the skills to make an impact, but come with concerns they will be the next big "bust."
Every draft there is a "freak" Defensive End who has terrific athleticism and size, but has a weakness that may come out in the pros.
Pierre-Paul shows great potential because of his size and explosiveness, but has had little production in college. He only had six sacks in his D-1 career. Lineman get better at the next level, so he may struggle rushing the passer somewhere outside of USF.
Spiller is one of the most explosive college Running Backs in recent memory. Every time he touched the ball for Clemson he was a scoring threat. He will likely be drafted in the top 15 to a team looking for similar production.
Spiller will be a terrific change of pace Back and Returner, but will struggle to carry the ball an entire game. C.J. Spiller is likely to have a career like Reggie Bush or Darren McFadden., and is that production really worth a first round pick?
Everyone seems to think Suh will be an incredible player in the pros. He has a lot of talent, but does it warrant the second pick? He is not even the consensus best Defensive Tackle in the draft. Gerald McCoy is a more explosive pass rusher and a better fit in many defenses.
Defensive Tackles are traditionally risky picks in the top five, the last three taken first overall were busts and Glen Dorsey (taken fifth) has done little for the Cheifs.
The easiest pick in this article. Any Quarterback taken first overall has serious bust potential. This year is no different. Bradford has terrific accuracy and smarts, but plays in a spread system. Alex Smith also had great accuracy, but played in a spread system.
To make matters worse for Bradford, if he starts as a rookie he will be playing with a poor Offensive Line and not much receiving help.
Griffin is another "freak" athlete who had little production in college. His stock is on the rise because of a great Pro Day and Combine. He never reached his full potential at USC because of poor work ethic. He was benched his junior year because he didn't hustle on every play, and took run plays off.
He fits the Defensive End bust mold perfectly.