2011 NFL Draft: 10 Players Who Could Flame out of the League Within 3 Years

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2011 NFL Draft: 10 Players Who Could Flame out of the League Within 3 Years
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The word "potential" gets thrown around a lot this time of year as hundreds of elite college football players jockey for position in the upcoming 2011 NFL draft.

Sometimes players live up to that potential. For instance, Clay Matthews was considered a tweener coming out of college and in one short season has transformed himself into one of the best players in the entire league.

But for every Clay Matthews in the world there's also a JaMarcus Russell. So many over-hyped college football players crash and burn once they get into the NFL, overmatched by guys who are stronger, faster and smarter.

Who will it be this time?

Here's a look at 10 high-profile players who may not make it to their second pro contract.

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