Risk vs. reward is the most classic proposition in any draft, of any sport. You know one guy has all the tools to succeed, but no one has a clue whether it’ll mean anything. The NFL draft especially seems to be filled with those players — high bust potential, but some team will talk themselves into picking them early.
Some of them will work out. Others, well, won’t.
This list focuses on that group of players, those who some scouts salivate over, but others just can’t convince themselves to like. Here are nine NFL draft prospects most likely to bust.
The tape told the same story as the numbers, and Landry sat out the Eagles’ bowl game. After a full offseason, Landry will probably fine, but probably is a dicey word. Injuries sometimes linger. If this one does, his talent may go to waste.
It’s not the usual circumstance for a running back coming off a1,000-yard season who also rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown two years ago in Super Bowl 50.
Then again, it could have been worse. It can always be worse. Anderson hasn’t been released a month after the start of free agency, as star receiver Dez Bryant was Friday by the Dallas Cowboys.
Bryant was let go in lieu of his $12.5 million salary. Anderson was on the trading block in part because of his $4.5 million salary but also because the Broncos want to create more playing time for Devontae Booker, De’Angelo Henderson and the running back they seem certain to select in the upcoming draft.
The Bills can continue their Panthers copycatting with this pick after getting their Heisman-winning QB earlier in the draft. McDermott needs someone to fly to the ball in the Luke Kuechly/Thomas Davis vein, as Lorenzo Alexander, who turns 35 in May, is their best linebacker.