1st rd Draft Busts Percentage (article from 2007)
This article still holds true today, but I'm really surprised to see RB with a high draft bust percentage.
First-Round Bust Percentages
QB -- 53 percent
RB -- 49 percent
WR -- 45 percent
DT -- 33 percent
OL -- 31 percent
DE -- 31 percent
CB -- 29 percent
LB -- 16 percent
S -- 11 percent
Bookmark this thread: Eric Berry and Rolando McClain are the SAFEST picks and will not be busts. Its also easy to see why S and LB have the lowest draft bust percentage: because these two positions rely so much on football instincts alone (stuff you can't teach) The ability to diagnose plays is something you either have or don't.
Anyway, when I look for drafts busts: I look for one quality- laziness. Carlos Dunlap
has bust written all over him. Plus, Florida has replaced Florida St. as defensive end busts in recent memory. Remember Derrick Harvey and Jarvis Moss? They are the next Wadsworth, Reinard Wilson, Jamal Reynolds of FSU.
And Sam Bradford will bust as well (if he starts from Day 1). If the Rams are smart, they trade for Vick and let Bradford sit for at least two years.