NFL Draft Busts

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  1. La France Blanche

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  2. Don Wassall

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    I figured at the time he was way overdrafted:

    Just 15 of Tavon Austin's 181 career receptions have travelled more than 15 yards in the air. In other words, if you were trying to engineer a reverse-DeSean Jackson, Austin would be your man. It's D-Jax news Rams coach Sean McVay wants Austin to be more like in 2017, but it's a pipe dream. The supposed big-play threat has averaged 9.1 yards per catch for his career, which would have ranked eighth amongst running backs last season. His 2016 mark of 8.8 was third-to-last amongst wide receivers. Jackson averaged literally twice as many yards per catch. Part of it has been Austin's usage, but the odds of him suddenly developing into a viable deep threat in Year Five of his NFL career are close to zero.
     
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    Austin was one of those combine 40 yard dash warriors who the NFL people couldn't get enough of until he stalled in the NFL despite all sorts of ways to get him the ball in space. They centered game plans around this undersized mite to no avail as it became apparent he was no deep threat and offered very little apart from "potential and hype."He was also one of the Rams who demonstrated "hands up don't shoot" before a game in 2014 which makes him a genuine turd. Bengals beware!! John Ross another "speedster" might just flop like Austin.
     
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    Stephen Hill and Darrius Heyward Bey are two other highly touted speedsters who never could do anything but run in a straight line. Heyward Bey is still in the league as a fourth or fifth receiver for the Crawfords, hardly what Al Davis envisioned for him when he took him in the first round. I never played wide receiver in high school or college, but how difficult can it be to learn a basic route tree? Lack of mental capacity seems to be the common (unspoken) denominator with so many of the busts who never realize their "upside." That and laziness and selfishness.
     
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    Weenieworld still claiming this bum still retains "mouth watering upside" :loel:

    Steelers released TE Ladarius Green. Green was cut loose with the "failed physical" designation. Signed to a "four-year, $20 million" contract last March, Green was already out of guaranteed money. He was limited to six games as he battled through head and ankle issues last season. Yet to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol, Green has been dogged by retirement rumors since last summer. Turning 27 later this month, Green has always possessed mouthwatering upside, but was blocked by Antonio Gates in San Diego and his health in Pittsburgh. His NFL future is unclear. The Steelers are moving forward with Jesse James, Xavier Grimble and David Johnson at tight end.
     
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    Lolol typical homos at weenieworld
     
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    Notice the use of the word "mouthwatering" to describe this player's alleged upside. That's a peculiar word to use. What, does the author want to eat him?
     
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