Potential NFL Draft Busts: Rounds 1-2
- Justin Fields, Quarterback, Ohio State. Can he break the curse of Buckeye quarterbacks? A late revelation of an epilepsy diagnosis is a concern, but it seems to be under control.
- Trey Lance, Quarterback, North Dakota State. The level of competition could be a factor. A lack of experience could hurt Lance in the NFL. Will the Washington Football Team trade up to select him?
- DeVonta Smith, Wide Receiver, Alabama. His thin weight is a potential problem. Can he handle hard hits from cornerbacks, safeties, and linebackers?
- Micah Parsons, Linebacker, Penn State. Are the character concerns real and can it carry over to the NFL?
- Caleb Farley, Cornerback, Virginia Tech. Will his current injuries affect him long-term?
- Kadarius Toney, Wide Receiver, Florida. A few inconsistencies in his game could limit his effectiveness. Is he a slot receiver only?
- Christian Darrisaw, Offensive Tackle, Virginia Tech. Some scouts question his levels of motivation and dedication to the game. He is a favorite of Washington Football Teams fans.
- Trevon Moehrig, Free Safety, TCU. Can he live up to the first round expectations?
Ken’s Korner: Smith’s weight is a concern – he could be very brittle at the next level. If Micah Parsons falls to Washington over so-called character concerns, they should be running to the podium.
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Farley’s injuries are worrisome. Toney is a second rounder, maybe lower and it feels like Jalen Reagor all over again. Darrisaw’s issues center on his commitment to the game, but I think it is overblown.
- Dillion Radunz, Offensive Tackle, North Dakota State. He could use about 15 more pounds of muscle. Lack of elite competition could make him a bust.
- Jalen Mayfield, Offensive Tackle, Michigan. You are buying the potential here. He could be moved to right tackle or to the interior of the line.
- Pat Freiermuth, Tight End, Penn State. No one questions his blocking skills. However, his receiving skills need some attention. Yes, this is nitpicking. Freiermuth would be a good fit for the Washington Football Team.
- Dyami Brown, Wide Receiver, North Carolina. Brown will need to expand his route tree. Can he be more than a slot receiver?
- Eric Stokes, Cornerback, Georgia. Elite receivers could potentially make mincemeat of Stokes. Stokes is going to need a lot of help from the free safety.
- Asante Samuel, Cornerback, Florida. His size, or lack thereof, could be a major issue.
Ken’s Korner: Biggest bust possibilities in this group includes Stokes, Radunz, Brown, and Samuel. If Samuel was two inches taller and had about 15 pounds of muscle to add, then the concerns would vanish.