The 2010 draft class is rife with talented players. But the more talented the class, the more opportunity for dissapointment when those collegiate studs try to hang with the big boys. With state-of-the-art technology, the AccuBuster can predict which players will make it, and more imporantly, who are destined for great careers as backups and high school football coaches. Patent Pending.
I'm sure this isn't much of a shocker.
The only reason this guy will be a bust is how highly he was drafted. If the Jags had waited until the second, he would have most likely still been there and would not quality for Bust status.
At the 10 spot, however, he will have to put up huge numbers in order to make it worth the Jag's while. He will not.
NFL Coaches love a guy with a 'motor' like Aluaulu's, but his size and speed are going to be an issue. He has not shown a propensity for shedding off tenacious blocks and will struggle with the larger, stronger O-lines of the NFL.
Taylor Mays is a freak athlete (so why isn't he on the Radiers?). That much is evident. Can he be a successful safety in the NFL? That has yet to be seen.
There is no doubt that Mays will be a highlight reel type of player, and his level of bustitude may be improperly appreciated because of this fact.
You don't make top 10 plays by getting beat in coverage, jumping at a pump fake, or taking a bad angle on a breakaway runner.
Mays will make one monster hit for every one touchdown he is directly responsible for giving up.
Dez Bryant is easily the most gifted Wide Reciever in the draft (and some may say the most talented in a few drafts past)
His problems are not on the field, but off.
Bryant has shown himself to be immature, and have a very poor work ethic.
In a receiving corps already chock-full of big egos, Bryant may have a problem fitting in with his teammates.
Bryant's maturity level may also prove a problem keeping Bryant away from fines and suspensions.
It's easier to control yourself when you're in college, but once you get a hefty paycheck, an entourage, and the Dallas night scene as your open oyster. Well, we've seen how the mighty can fall.
Weight and work ethic are two concerns you do not want to have in a prospect. Especially when he already tips the scales at over 320 pounds.
DT is one of the tougher positions in pro football as they are constantly getting pounded and double-teamed.
Williams has shown a natural talent at taking plays off and may be in trouble at the end of the season after weeks and weeks of manhandling by big, tough, offensive linemen.
Williams had a pretty easy time using his size to his advantage in college, but in the pros he will not be able to rip through the lines as easily, and his lack of a quick first step could get him quagmired and ineffective in terms of rushing the passer.
Plus, Dan Williams is a boring name. People with boring names are never good.
The Eagles have loved short, fiesty pass rusher Trent Cole so much that they went out and got themselves another one.
Although lacking ideal height for a DE (Graham is 6'1), the Michigan standout is physical and disruptive off of the edge.
It is not his skillls that make him bust-worthy. It's the fact that the Eagles traded up to get him, even though he probably would have been around later in the first round anyway.
Adding to his bust-factor is the fact that he was drafted ahead of Derrick Morgan and Jason Pierre-Paul, who you may notice fall nowhere on this list.
The Eagles get a decent pass-rusher but will be missing the production and containing abilities they could have gotten with Morgan or Pierre-Paul.
Dexter McCluster is another prototype-back. The Chiefs will use him primarily as a specialist and not an every-down player.
Weighing in at an anemic 172 pounds, McCluster's body will be nothing more than dust after a season at running back.
So what can you do? Move him to Wide Receiver. The problem here is he is only 5'9" and will be smothered by even the smaller corners.
The Chiefs used a high second-round pick in hopes that he could be the next Dante Hall, but it is a lot to give up just on a return man.
Demaryius Thomas has all the statistical evidence to make a case for being a first round pick.
He's big. He's pretty fast. He has great leaping ability.
But you can't teach hands.
Thomas is not known for his football IQ, a severely underrated aspect when it comes to a wide receiver's draft stock.
Thomas is a sub-par route runner. In the NFL, where it seems that the defensive backs are covering 90% of the open field, you need to be where you're supposed to be no if's and's or but's.
Thomas will struggle if he is unable to keep to his routes, as a quarterback will not be quick to rely on him to be where he needs to be and check him off quickly or not look his way at all.
Thomas also drops many easy catches which will lead to reduced playing time, reduced stats, and increased bustasity.
Jahvid Best is one of the newer breed of running back that has been cropping up everywhere in the league.
Small, low-center of gravity, and explosive, Best is a home-run hitter. His problem, however, will be taking the hits.
Best suffered two concussions last season and as we have seen from cases like Brain Westbrook's, these smaller backs often do not have the durability to secure their places in the league.
The Lion's offensive line is by no means stalwart, so expect to see some OLB's blitzing in and blowing up Best in the backfield, leading to serious problems later on in his career.
This guy is bustier than Dolly Parton. Don't even get me started.
Yeah. I said it. Send me a hateful e-mail. I dare you.
Sam Bradford is a good quarterback. He is a starting quarterback. He is not a #1 pick.
Bradford has incredible success with Oklahoma because of a sturdy offensive line and talented supporting cast.
He is now playing in St.Louis. Things will not be as easy for him.
If Bradford's season and career are not hampered by shoulder injuries, the beating he will take this season will cause him to recoil in terror at any moving object larger than a bread box.
Plus he is goofy looking and John Elway and Tom Brady have taught us that star QBs should be rugged and handsome (although Peyton Manning is pushing it.)
Even if he is a better than mediocre quarterback, he will not find success in St.Louis at any level. He just does not have the tools to build around.