2015 NFL Draft: Top 5 Bust Prospects

    Follow me … don’t cost nothin’ @PeteFiutak Who’s going to open up the Christmas present and get a pair of socks? NFL GMs, I’m about to save you all from

    April 16, 2015

    Follow me … don’t cost nothin’ @PeteFiutak

    Who’s going to open up the Christmas present and get a pair of socks? NFL GMs, I’m about to save you all from the pitchforks and torches.

    Don’t make these mistakes.

    Here are going to be the five biggest busts to come out of this year’s NFL draft. To put it more correctly, here are the five guys who aren’t going to be worth where they’ll be drafted.

    Number five is Louisville safety Gerod Holliman. He has good size and tremendous ball-hawking abilities, coming up with 14 interceptions last season. However, he’s not going to tackle anyone at a pro level. He’s a finesse safety who’ll be great on third downs, but just know what you’re getting.

    My fourth overrated guy is Missouri – no he didn’t really go to Oklahoma – wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. He has freakish skills but without the game to match. He’ll be overdrafted on potential because the upside is enormous, but this is a deep draft and he’ll be taken over proven players – he’s way too risky for the first round.

    No. 3 is Brandon Scherff out of Iowa, who’s projected by some to be the first offensive lineman off the board and a possible top ten overall pick. There’s one problem – he’s a guard at the next level and not a tackle like many think he is. The stuff that worked for him in college isn’t going to fly in the pros. He’s a great athlete, but he’s a second round talent, not a franchise cornerstone.

    No. 2 is Oregon’s Arik Armstead. What is he? Is he an underpowered tackle or a big 3-4 end? I’m not a fan of guys who are supposed to get to the NFL and all of a sudden become better than they were in college. Armstead was okay, but he was hardly special, disappearing way too often. He’ll be a top 20 pick, but that’s totally and completely based on potential.

    And my No. 1 most overrated player? Randy Gregory, defensive end, Nebraska. There just seems like there’s something missing, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the failed drug test at the combine or dogging Louisiana on Twitter. He got beaten up way too much in Big Ten play and disappeared way too often. In a year loaded with top-shelf pass rushers, he’s the one really, really big risk – think Dion Jordan.

    You’ve been warned.

    DOWNLOAD THE APP

    Have the full Stadium experience

    Watch with friends

    Get rewards

    Join the discussion