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I have no idea if this guy will be a bust or not yet but you can add him to the list of receivers drafted in the first two rounds who were already injured when drafted, have since become injured, or are too fat and out of shape to contribute. I happened to turn on this game briefly just as London made the catch early in the first quarter and there was no indication of why or how he was injured, it was just a routine catch. The announcers started oohing and aahing about how it was his first NFL catch and the next thing you know he was out of the game with a knee injury:

Speaking after the team's first preseason game, Falcons coach Arthur Smith said that Drake London's knee injury is "not a long-term thing."
Smith also noted that the rookie wideout would probably not be available this week and that anybody who is hurt right now, he believes will be ready for the regular season. London's knee injury may cap our ability to see London put together NFL preseason tape, but it doesn't look like it will impact his regular-season at all.
 

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This is a bust. 106 total tackles and 8 sacks in a 6 year career after being a 1st round draft pick in 2016.

Raiders released DT Vernon Butler.

A March signing, Butler was brutal in run defense for the Bills in 2021 and apparently the Raiders didn't care for what they saw either. The 28-year-old lineman will try to catch on elsewhere as depth in a rotation, but there's not much reason to believe he'll be more than that.
 

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First round draft pick just three years ago:

Raiders waived S Johnathan Abram.​

Abram lost his starting job in Week 8 and played just 52 combined defensive snaps over the last two weeks. Duron Harmon and Trevon Moehrig have been Vegas' starting safeties. 2019 first-rounder Abram doesn't have a single NFL season to his name with above a 54.2 PFF coverage grade and might be a candidate to be a dimebacker elsewhere ala Mark Barron -- he just hasn't covered well enough to be an easy fit at safety.
 

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The two most heralded running backs in the past three years as far as where they were taken in the draft are Najeeh Harris and "CEH." Both are first round busts.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire played 6% of snaps in the Chiefs' Week 10 win over the Jaguars.​

Edwards-Helaire didn't record a touch against the Jaguars after failing to secure either of his targets, but that kind of thing tends to happen when a player only sees the field for four total snaps. Isiah Pacheco hasn't been all that impressive as the Chiefs' lead rusher, and Jerick McKinnon has had a few drops as the Chiefs' primary pass-catching running back. However, the Chiefs clearly feel comfortable enough with both backs to have completely phased CEH out of the rotation. The third-year back should only be held in deep leagues as a contingency-based bet.
 
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I have been wanting to write this one for a while but I keep forgetting. I accidentally got caught up in some yahoo news click bait but it was offering an article on who was the worst bust on every major contemporary football team. It took me about 90 minutes to sift through it but I swear it was about 19 out of 30 guys were white including Ryan Leaf, Tony Mandarich ( falsehood there ) and Brian Bosworth. I'll never learn the impetus behind the writer but it was just more anti-white schlock from the establishment.
 
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I have been wanting to write this one for a while but I keep forgetting. I accidentally got caught up in some yahoo news click bait but it was offering an article on who was the worst bust on every major contemporary football team. It took me about 90 minutes to sift through it but I swear it was about 19 out of 30 guys were white including Ryan Leaf, Tony Mandarich ( falsehood there ) and Brian Bosworth. I'll never learn the impetus behind the writer but it was just more anti-white schlock from the establishment.
Bosworth as his team's "biggest bust ever" is as much a falsehood as the one about Mandarich, more so, in fact.

Chargers/Ryan Leaf is probably the one and only legitimate case where a team's biggest bust was White. On all 31 other teams the biggest bust was black.
 

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Third round draft pick in 2021:

Packers waived WR Amari Rodgers.​

Rodgers was only involved on offensive plays when Green Bay's other younger receivers dealt with injuries. He also had somehow managed to fumble five times -- mostly on special teams -- in his 184 snaps on offense and specials this season. He'll head to waivers. He might be a reclamation project elsewhere, but what he showed with the Packers wasn't too enticing.
 

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7 career fumbles in 1 and a half seasons! Dat upside! I called for them to cut him 2-3 fumbles ago.
 

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Second round draft pick Moehrig joins first rounder Johnathan Abram as two highly drafted safeties, both by the Raiders, who are busts.

S Trevon Moehrig, LV (1 solo, 1 asst on 100% of snaps)
The Raiders drafted Moehrig in the second round last year, and he has yet to show much despite often playing a full-time role. He has just 18 solo tackles and 8 assists in 8 games played this year, and the release of Johnathan Abram doesn’t appear to have helped much as he was a non-factor once again this week.
 
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