Who Will Bust?
Who will become NFL busts from this draft class?
To be a bust, a player must have been drafted in the first round and widely recognized as a top prospect before the draft process. Additionally, that player will be mediocre or worse in the NFL.
Obviously we won't know definitively if we're right about this for 5+ more years, but it's fun to discuss before the draft.
- Ha-Ha Clinton Dix: Everybody is just accepting the fact that he must be a great prospect if he played DB for Nick Saban. But as we've seen in previous years, maybe the Saban system makes average players look better than they actually are. I don't think Dix is anything but an average player in the NFL. Anyone who drafts him in the first round will be disappointed.
- Dee Ford: This guy is the classic edge rusher bust in the Aaron Maybin / Bruce Irvin mold. All speed in a small, thin body. His only possible role in the NFL is situational 3rd down pass rusher, and even at that he can only beat OTs with the speed rush. Relying on one pass rush move can work in college but will make you a bust in the NFL.
- Blake Bortles: People are making him out to be a legit. first round QB pick primarily because of his physical measurables. I see more of a Blaine Gabbert / Christian Ponder overdraft happening again. Bortles completed only 54.3 percent on third down. That is a bad stat. He also played in one of the weakest conferences in football against poor competition.