Potential NFL Draft Busts: Rounds 5-7
- Frank Darby, Wide Receiver, Arizona State. Lack of speed and not being reliable on deep passes will hurt his chances.
- Chuba Hubbard, Running Back, Oklahoma State. Lack of blocking skills and many other running backs in the draft are simply better rushers. The Washington Football Team should look elsewhere to find a running back.
- Jamie Newman, Quarterback, Wake Forest. Deciding not to play for Georgia and opting out was a huge mistake. A practice squad candidate and nothing more?
- Shaun Wade, Cornerback, Ohio State. He is a slot corner and backup safety at best. Wade needs to have superb special teams skills if he wants a career in the NFL.
- Osa Odighizuwa, Defensive Tackle, UCLA. He needs at least 40 additional pounds of bulk and muscle to have a chance.
- Cameron Sample, Edge, Tulane. To be honest, Sample would be a better fit at defensive end. It is his only chance as a pro.
Ken’s Korner: Each of these prospects can bust, but Hubbard does have some upside. Jamie Newman could be one of the biggest busts in this draft and the Washington Football Team should avoid this Demon Deacon.
- Paris Ford, Strong/Free Safety, Pittsburgh. He’s physical but very inconsistent. Takes poor angles all too often. The Washington Football Team could use a free safety in this draft, but Ford is not the answer.
- Zach Davidson, Tight End/Punter, Central Missouri. The potential is there, but he needs to add about 25 pounds of muscle.
- Feleipe Franks, Quarterback, Arkansas. Franks has potential, but he could spend a year or two on the practice squad and nothing more.
- Tommy Doyle, Offensive Tackle, Miami (OH). The long and lanky Doyle has quite a ways to make his journey to the NFL a reality. A year on the practice squad is likely. Timon Parris potential?
- Paddy Fisher, Linebacker, Northwestern. A couple of years ago, he was considered to be a day two pick. A couple of years later, he could go undrafted.
- K.J. Britt, Linebacker, Auburn. If the Washington Football Team is looking for a depth linebacker late in the draft, Britt may not be the answer. He can be a decent special teams player.
Ken’s Korner: Each of these players may bust as is typical of late-round selections. Ford, Franks, Fisher, and Britt are true longshots.