NFL Draft Busts (VIDEOS): Wendell Bryant suspended for substance abuse, attempting NFL comeback
by Bill Jacobsen
NFL Draft Busts (VIDEOS): Wendell Bryant suspended for substance abuse, attempting NFL comeback. As many of you are obviously aware, the NFL Draft is far from an exact science. Each year, prospects who are highly sought turn out to be busts while others outperform their draft predictions.
It goes without saying that hindsight is 20/20, and it is easy to reminisce and ponder what the draft experts were really thinking while touting some of the biggest flops.
Who'll be the top bust of the 2012 Draft? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we'll take a look at some of the top busts of the modern era.
Wendell Bryant was the No. 12 overall draft pick in 2002.
The Cardinals chose Wendell Bryant one spot after the Colts selected DE Dwight Freeney, three spots before the Titans selected DT Albert Haynesworth, and a whopping twelve spots before the Ravens chose S Ed Reed.
He was cut in 2005 (recording a grand total of 1 1/2 sacks in his career, all in his rookie season) and subsequently suspended a year by the league for violating its substance abuse policy.
Where is he now? Bryant was drafted by the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League and signed on August 5, 2009. He was placed on injured reserve on November 19, 2009. He is attempting a comeback to the NFL, trying out with several teams. Go here and here for videos of the NFL's all-time draft busts.
2012 NFL draft mock links; TV schedule April 26 and 27
NFL Draft Busts (VIDEOS)
Tim Couch married Playboy Playmate (PICS), is an analyst on SEC & played five seasons with the Browns
Brian Bosworth $11 million contract three-year career with the Seahawks
Lawrence Phillips serving 31-year prison sentence; played two seasons for St. Louis Rams
Tony Mandarich 6 ft 5 in, 311 lb now into boudoir photography
"Marijuanovich" Todd Marinovich now Art Gallery owner
Ryan Leaf drafted just behind Peyton Manning in 1998
JaMarcus Russell comeback failed after codeine syrup arrest, $61 million contract with Raiders
Jeff George offers to step in for Brett Favre, first gatorade national player of the year award recipient
Wendell Bryant suspended for substance abuse, attempting NFL comeback
David Klinger assistant professor at Dallas Theological Seminary
Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware inducted into Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Akili Smith played four seasons for Cincinnati Bengals; Assistant coach for University of California in 2010
Quincy Carter drug abuse & bipolar disorder: stints with Jets, Canadian football, Arena and Arena 2