2012 NFL Draft: 5 Players That Will Be Huge Busts

Bill Robbins@bill_kc28Correspondent IOctober 14, 2011

2012 NFL Draft: 5 Players That Will Be Huge Busts

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    Every year, you hear about players that have all the talent in the world, only to see them become the next major NFL Draft bust.

    Over the last decade, we have see some big-time busts drafted during that time.

    Names like JaMarcus Russell, Vince Young, and Adam "Pac Man" Jones were some of the biggest flops that were selected in the past 10 years.

    Here are five players from the 2012 NFL Draft that I believe will be huge busts in the end.

DE Quinton Couples, North Carolina

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    Coples has already drawn comparisons to former North Carolina star and current Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers, among others.

    However, don't let these lofty comparison fool you.

    He is not nearly as explosive as Peppers was, and has already had a few games where he has virtually disappeared so far in 2011.

    The NFL is a much different animal than the ACC, and I just don't think that Coples has what it takes.

CB Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama

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    This guy has all kinds of talent, but he's looking more and more like "Pacman" Jones 2.0.

    In 2009, he was arrested after getting into a bar fight with another man, and earlier this year, he was charged with possession of marijuana.

    The University of Florida then dismissed him from their football program after the incident, so he is currently finishing out his college career at Division II North Alabama.

    Whoever drafts this kid in April will likely have their hands full with all of his character concerns that he will bring to the table.

QB Matt Barkley, USC

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    USC quarterback Matt Barkley has bust written all over him.

    Yes, he has excelled over the last one-plus seasons with his team's offense, but we've heard this story before.

    To me, he looks like a Mark Sanchez-clone, and lacks the size and big-time play-making ability that all elite signal callers have to have at the next level.

    I predict him to be the biggest bust of next year's rookie QB class.

DT Brandon Thompson, Clemson

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    Defensive tackles are one of the hardest positions to predict each year in the NFL Draft.

    Clemson DT Brandon Thompson is no different.

    At just 6'2" and 310 lbs, he is a bit undersized for a true defensive tackle in the NFL, and I see more physical offensive lines giving him problems once he enters the league.

    Not only does he lack the size, but he also lacks the technique from his position to get it done at the next level.

WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

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    Notre Dame wideout Michael Floyd is an interesting case.

    Like many others on this list, he has a ton of talent, but still has a hard time living up to his potential.

    At times, he has the tendency to take plays off, and this is a dangerous habit to have when you enter the NFL.

    Not to mention, he's also had some character issues in the past, including getting dismissed from Notre Dome's football program after being cited with a DUI earlier this year.